Story: Possums

Skinning possums

Possums are trapped for their fur and meat. A good hunter can skin a dead possum in seconds – watch Merv Allen demonstrating his technique. The record for skinning a possum is 9.5 seconds, achieved by Ivan Gutsell, from Southland.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Possums - Spread of possums', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 May 2022)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 24 Nov 2008, updated 1 Jul 2015