Nope,Assuming food is getting low, are rats safe to eat if they are propperly cooked? What if they have been feeding on dead corpses?
It is because possums, like rats, are scavengers and may have consumed rotten food, or other items such as animal carcasses, etc. Trapping and feeding allows any harmful germs or parasites, which may be in their system to be cleaned out, and also to "fatten up" the animal. If you feed it fresh fruit, etc. the meat will taste much much better. Would you rather eat an animal that has been eating trash, **** and carrion for two weeks, or one that has been eating strawberries and apple cores, etc.?? If you could spare it, why risk illness???Yes but any food would have already be eaten, and what does it matter what food they have in thier system if you just gut them anyway?