Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Uninvited Guest part 2

I had to add this in to our learning experience. I found this info on wikipedia.

It is said also that the gaminess of the meat causes gas. In Mexico, opossums are known as "tlacuache" or "tlaquatzin". Their tails are eaten as a folk remedy to improve fertility.
Opossum oil (Possum grease) is high in essential fatty acids and has been used as a chest rub and a carrier for arthritis remedies given as topical salves.
They are small to medium-sized marsupials, with the largest about the size of a large house cat, and the smallest the size of a mouse. Ours was about the size of a house cat, yikes!

Now who has arthritis and needs a cure? hehehehe This is the sort of information my kids love to learn. hehehe Just thought I would share.

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