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Giant opossum

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Giant opossum
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Urist likes giant opossums for their ability to play dead.


Opossum - Opossum man - Giant opossum

Alignment: Savage

· Exotic mount

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 500

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Not hunting/war trainable 

Birth: 22,104 cm3
Mid: 110,520 cm3
Max: 221,040 cm3

Adult at: 1
Max age: 2-4
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 12-13
Fat 12
Brain 1
Heart 1
Lungs 2
Intestines 1
Liver 1
Kidneys 2
Tripe 1
Sweetbread 1
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 12-18
Skull 1
Skin Raw hide
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A huge monster in the shape of an opossum.

Giant opossums are larger versions of the standard opossum. They can be somewhat dangerous to an unarmed dwarf, though they should pose little threat to even a fledgling military.

Giant opossums can be tamed as pets, or bred as livestock for a meat industry, though their lifespan of 2-4 years significantly limits their usefulness. They provide a medium amount of meat, but other, larger "giant" animals provide better butchering returns. Therefore, giant opossums are little more than pests to most fortresses, but they can be useful as wild hunting targets.

Some dwarves like giant opossums for their ability to play dead.

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Some dwarven scholars consider these creatures to be a probable origin of the elven worship of nature, postulating that, due to the peculiar appearance of these animals, they might have mistaken the opossums for moving walls powered by divine will.