I just trapped a possum and I'm thinking of cooking it. I've always heard of the "possum pie" and I'm very curious as to trying it. Here's the concern...I don't live in the country or a rural area. I live in the suburbs of San Diego, CA. Are there diseases that can transmit to me even if I thoroughly cook it?
I plan to put it in a cage and feed it sweet potatos and persimmons for a week (found this on a website) to purge it's system before slaughtering it.