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They Can't Control Whether or Not They Play Dead

One of the most distinguishing characteristics of opossums is their ability to play dead when they become scared. What most people don't realize is that they have no control of this! In fact, it's actually an automatic response to stress, so if you see a possum playing dead, back away because you're stressing it out.