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Style: Awesome possum

By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published August 25, 2014 at 10:44 a.m.

Famous for falling down, possums are what’s up, Ron Wolfe writes in Tuesday's Style section.

Otey the Swamp Possum is the Arkansas Travelers baseball team’s new mascot — likely the only possum in baseball, not counting those that forage under the bleachers.

Arkansas will crown a new Possum Queen in Mount Ida in September. And some people have good things to say about possums in general, in spite of possums being long regarded among the ugliest boogers in the woods.

“To me, it’s an amusing animal,” says Rebecca McPeake, wildlife specialist with the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service. “They really do play possum.”

Read Tuesday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for more.

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