Opossum breaks into liquor store, gets drunk on bourbon

But was the possum of legal drinking age?

A Florida bar owner opening up shop following the Thanksgiving holiday was met by a drunken opossum polishing off a bottle of bourbon. The sneaky critter made its way into Cash’s Liquor Store and had a festive celebration all her own.

“A worker there found the opossum up on the shelf next to a cracked open bottle of liquor with nothing in it. Assuming the opossum drank it all, he brought her to us, and we looked her over,” Michelle Pettis, a wildlife technician in the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge.

No word on the possum’s brand of choice.

Opossum-based antidote to poisonous snake bites?

I am not sure how legit this is yet, but it is quite interesting…

DENVER, March 22, 2015 — Scientists will report in a presentation today that they have turned to the opossum to develop a promising new and inexpensive antidote for poisonous snake bites. They predict it could save thousands of lives worldwide without the side effects of current treatments.

The presentation will take place here at the 249th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society. The meeting features nearly 11,000 reports on new advances in science and other topics. It is being held through Thursday.

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