Let me start out by saying this was many years ago and I was in Michigan. The first animal I caught in a trap was a oppossum. I was so proud and my dad was going to show me how to skin it! When I told my dad I got something he was proud to until he found out what it was! He started out by having me call and find out if I could even sell it, then told me to ask what is was worth. I was told 2 dollars cleaned and streched and it had to be prime. My dad told me he would give me the 2 dollars to bury it in the backyard, then even offered me 5 dollars. I about cried and reminded him that he promised. he told me that they were the worst smelling, disease carrying, trash eating animals in the woods and he would rather clean a skunk. He ended up helping me clean it, gaging all the while we skinned it. I never forget it or my dad.