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The Opossum is a species of animal found in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Description

it's a Moderate sized Mammal animal.Their coats are a dull grayish brown, other than on their faces, which are white. Opossums have long, hairless, prehensile tails, which can be used to grab branches and carry small objects. They also have hairless ears and a long, flat nose. Opossums have 50 teeth, more than any other North American land mammal, and opposable, clawless thumbs on their rear limbs.

The Virginia opossum is noted for reacting to threats by feigning death. This is the genesis of the term "playing possum", which means pretending to be dead or injured with intent to deceive. In the case of the opossum, the reaction seems to be involuntary, and to be triggered by extreme fear. It should not be taken as an indication of docility. It lies on its side, mouth and eyes open, tongue hanging out, emitting a green fluid from its anus whose putrid odor repels predators.

Opossums are omnivorous and eat a wide range of plants and animals such as fruits, grains, insects, snails, earthworms, carrion, snakes, birds, mice, and other small animals.

Location

The opossum can be found mainly in the south-central regions of the map.

Challenges

Tips

  • The Varmint Rifle is the most effective weapon for hunting these mammals.
  • Opossum meat is stringy but edible, and their skin can be used for crafting.
  • At the trapper you need 4 perfect opossum pelts to craft the Pronghorn Flop Hat.

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Trophies/Achievements

SkinDeep
30 gamerscoreGamerscore
Bronze bronzeBronze
Skin every species of animal in Story Mode.

Zooloogist
20 gamerscoreGamerscore
Bronze bronzeBronze
Study every animal across all states in Story Mode.


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