Radiation Level: Upside Down
Listening To: Once in a Lifetime by Talking Heads
D I V E R S I O N
Opossum’s greatest form of protection is to play dead. In doing this Opossum confuses many a predator into believing that the game is over. Oftentimes the confused rival walks away or looks the other direction for a moment, and Opossum runs to safety.
Opossum medicine uses a great deal of strategy. If all else fails, Opossum plays dead. It has the ability to fight with its claws and teeth, but it rarely uses this form of protection. Instead, the supreme strategy of diversion is constantly employed when things get a little too hard to handle. Opossum has developed an act that would receive an Academy Award in the animal kingdom. The musk of the death scent is excreted at will, adding to the master play that sends enemies on many trails of confusion.
A predator of rattlesnakes, copperheads and water moccasins, opossums are immune to venom. Call on ‘possum when someone attacks you venomously, to neutralize any toxic affects to your being. They can absorb up to 60 times the lethal dose of other animals.
They sure are ugly mother f*ckers, but genius strategists, indeed. Clearly, I’m going to need to roll over and play dead at some point in the near future and will thank my opossum friends for the insight.
Last night I also dreamt I was 1 month pregnant. Whatever my “dream idea” is, it will be “born” eight months from now which will be April, 2011. Hmm….wonder what it will be?
In the meantime, wanna come over for dinner?