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Old 03-24-2009, 09:33 AM   #13
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I remember Possum being discussed before. The Possum is from Australia. (http://www.aussiepossummen.com.au/)

A brushtail Possum.

It is not the same animal as the Opossum of North America. And the Opossum that is in North America are native to eastern USA but imported to western USA...

A Virginia Opossum

Note the hairless tail!

Originally Posted by Wikipedia
("Originally native to the eastern United States, the Virginia Opossum was intentionally introduced into the West during the Great Depression, probably as a source of food." [2])
I've read on another thread here of the woman who saved her own hair (cast offs and cuttings) and spun it into yarn and made herself a sweater.

There is also reports of spinning pet fur into yarn. My Rottweiler certainly sheds enough I could do that, I wouldn't but I could. (Bit of a difference, I think.)
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