When it comes to my brownie-baking skills, this story has become legend in our family. Ange and the boys refuse to let it go, even to this day. But there's one thing we know for sure; opossums love brownies!
The opossum received its name in the early 1600s from Captain John Smith of the Jamestown colony in Virginia. The name is derived from aposoum, a Virginia Algonquian word meaning “white beast.” Did you know the opossum is North America’s only known marsupial? It carries its young in a pouch much like the Australian kangaroo. The opossum is a nocturnal scavenger, often visiting dumpsters and garbage cans. Their diet includes roadkill, insects, frogs, birds, snakes and fruits. When hunted the opossum possesses an instinct to play dead, or “play possum” when threatened.
Facts from nationalgeographic.com