While most animals look at a snake and instinctively see the danger, an opossum considers it food. They have developed some immunity to most snake venom, with the exception being the coral snake. For a long time, researchers
have been attempting to harvest opossum’s anti-venom abilities. Recently, a team of scientists progressed on this front when they recreated a peptide found in opossums. They found that when mice are given that same peptide and injected with rattlesnake venom, the mice become immune to their harmful effects.