WEBB’S RULES: POSSUM
by Eugene R. Webb
June 19, 2014 • 700 views
Here’s an animal that you might fear;
A Possum with a large head and hairless ears.
He has a long pointed snout and resembles a rat;
The scary looking Possum is as large as any cat.
Like the Kangaroo, she carries the young in a pouch;
They crawl all over her body while travelling about.
The female also brings forth 7 to 13 young at a time;
This thing about the Possum will blow your mind.
A Possum has a very strong hairless tail over its back;
It seems there is nothing that this animal does lack.
Uses its tail and thumb-like big toe to climb a tree;
They are very interesting and as smart as they can be.
The Possum on a branch he’ll wrap his tail around;
He likes eating mice, birds, while hanging upside down.
Here’s something that should take away your breath;
Their trick to play possum, means to pretend death.
My son opened a chest drawer on our porch one day;
He thought he saw a skunk in it and quickly ran away.
He thought it’s a white streak on its back, he had seen;
So later he looked and it was gone, just like a dream.
Now he did take the drawer out for he was not afraid;
And down in the next drawer there a Possum laid.
It’s a real smart animal to figure out how to get in;
Soon it left and we don’t know if it was a her or a him.