f/8 and Be There
Fred Lynch

A man and his possum

Posted Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at 7:30 AM

“Hook, Line and Sinker” column by G.D. Fronabarger

Nov. 21, 1957 Southeast Missourian

Once in a while a hunter comes up with a rare specimen of game. The accompanying photo shows John Drum of the Central Packing Co. farm on Cape LaCroix Road with a white possum he took one night this past week while hunting. Most white possums one finds are true albinos, but this rare fellow has black eyes and ears, but is snow white otherwise.


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  • What is it with Missourians and their affinity for wildlife.

    Here's my brother-in-law with a possum.


    -- Posted by ksteinhoff on Wed, Mar 24, 2010, at 9:41 AM
  • opossum?

    -- Posted by bobby62914 on Wed, Mar 24, 2010, at 11:53 AM
  • Fred,

    You should be glad you came to The Missourian after the era of holding-dead-snake-at-the-end-of-your-arm photos.

    And don't get me started about the time we ran a story about a record-breaking tree. Before long, we were running all over the place documenting big trees.

    -- Posted by ksteinhoff on Wed, Mar 24, 2010, at 12:58 PM