So why would this propaganda be permitted? Well, it's probably just another ploy of the sly environmentalists who are concerned that someday opossums will become an endangered species if all the self-appointed pest control officers of the world hit the poor things with their cars. Possums endangered? Not likely . . .
After I got over the crushing weight of the knowledge of being lied to for all these years (clearly I'm over it, as is demonstrated by a worthless blog about the subject), I again tried to redeem the animal in my mind with the only fond, childhood association I have of it. A rather large 'possum used to venture close to our French doors to steal Kitty's food when we were little. It became a game to see how long our little noses could stay pressed against the cool glass pane, barely visible through the curtains, before the rodent noticed our presence and scampered away. So, in so far as the opossum is a specimen of wildlife, which has always been fascinating to me, it has some very small bit of merit--at least enough not to be hit by a car. (The tail thing really would have helped though.)