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|Urist likes giant opossums for their ability to play dead.|
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- A huge monster in the shape of an opossum.
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.
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