|Shoebox Joe |
I love how the camera man doesn't bother to scare away that cat, cause you know it most likely ain't diseased.
Jus' has a problem, y'know?
Always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom!
Which is it?
SKEETER! Did'ya leave the methlabe door opin ag'yen?!
I lost count somewhere around 12.
An opossum walking around in broad daylight? Wandering aimlessly and/or possessing poor motor skills?
Around here we call that "rabies."
Any mammal can get rabies. However, the chance of rabies in an opossum is EXTREMELY RARE. This may have something to do with the opossum’s low body temperature (94-97º F) making it difficult for the virus to survive in an opossum’s body.
memedumpster - no disrespect, but I've seen this shit.
They have jaws like a dog, and they're pretty strong for their size... a lot stronger than a cat. My eyes have seen them being aggressive and trying to get into the kennels I mentioned earlier. I'm not talking about something someone said or passing an old wives tale, they can be motherfuckers.
That possum ain't playin' possum.
Can we have an "Oh Possum" tag please?
|Syd Midnight |
So I went and googled some approx. avg. bite strength in newtons:
Virginia Opossum - 30
Domestic Cat - 100
Human - 600
Rottweiler - 1500
Mastiff - 2500
Lion - 2700
Hyena - 4500
Great White Shark - 18000
T. Rex - 60000
So while I'd hate to grab a mad hissy one and get bit by all them little sharp teeth, opossums did not evolve their "shit yourself and faint" fighting move because of their powerful jaws being too badass to waste on mere self-defense.
ps. Little Japanese girls - 305 newtons, so [anime joke]
Kamegai, Tetsuya 2005 A Determination of Bite Force in Japanese Children. European Journal of Orthodontics 27(1):p53-57.
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