Don’t ask me how to pronounce the title. I just copied and paste. 😀
I get a call from my husband and he annouces that our neighbor just caught a opossum in a trap. With squeals of delight (from me), the kids and I run across the street to have a look-see.
Now don’t get confused here, like I always do. I couldn’t figure out why there were some spellings of Possum and some spelling of Opossum. I came to the conclusion that we southerners like to spell things differently. Some of us can spell and some can’t (like me). Anyhoo, it turns out they are two different animals. Who knew? Not me. You have the Possum and the Opossum, which is what was caught in the trap.
He was very small, but our neighbor said he was an adult.
This little opossum has been the source much frustration for my neighbor. Every time they bought a knew plastic (blow up kind) kiddie pool, it would end up with possum teeth holes in it. This last times was the last straw.
Can you see his teeth? He is actually just breathing here. He wasn’t hissing at us or being angry. Just really scared. 😀 The lower left tooth is missing. I told my neighbor it is stuck in his plastic pool. LOL Another interesting feature on this one is the white tip ears.
We put him in the back of my van, still in the trap, and drove him to a knew happier (for us) location. 🙂 We thought he would come out fighting, but he was all too happy to be in a new home and ran out of the trap.
My neighbor said if this had been a wild opossum he caught, it would end up on the grill or oven. eeekkk! I mean yuck! Since this was a domesticated (lack of a better word) opossum it eats a lot of garbage like plastic and according to my neighbor diapers.
So, if you ever catch a wild opossum and get hungry, here is a place to visit to get some ideas of what you can do with it. 😀
Possum Recipes Which one is your favorite? I think Cajun Possum Chili – NUCLEAR HOT !!! looks interesting.
And here are some more recipes for Opossum .
CC, you’re from the country, which one have you tried?