I admit that I was afraid of/repulsed by possums for a long time (anything that has FIFTY teeth is frightening to me) but then I educated myself about them (see the L is for Learning post) and realized they’re pretty cool.
- They destroy ticks. A single opossum can eat 5,000 ticks a year!
- They kill venomous snakes.
- Unlike other mammals, they’re immune to rabies.
- They eat garden pests like slugs.
Since I felt badly for maligning North America’s only marsupial for so long, I gave Matty, a possum who sounds like Lauren Bacall, a heroic role in THE HITWOMAN AND THE GOLD DIGGER.