The Awesome Opossum
The opossum is another multi-talented critter when it comes to the art of defense. Like the skunk, it can eject a fluid that is so pungently rancid, most predators wouldn’t dare come near it. It can also foam at the mouth at will in an attempt to convince its attackers that its diseased, or perhaps just way to LOCO to even mess with. But finally it is an expert at playing dead, so much so that it’s actually not “playing dead” at all. When opossums display this behavior, it’s not a put on; they are actually falling into a semi-comatose state due to fear.