It's not true that possums are born dead on the side of the road. They are a favorite of roadside shoppers in many parts of this wonderful country and most will take the whole animal home for cooking as they are delicious stuffed. Old timers will age this sweetness a couple of days. They are good broiled over a campfire or fried along the railroad tracks! Good ol' boys will often just scald, scrape, and roast the beast like a hog - traditional accompaniment is persimmons.