julho 10, 2009 por fabiobossard
Possum/Skunk – gambá
Remember that Looney Tunes character called Pepe le Pew ( Pepe le Gambá)? That infatuated black and white animal with a French accent that chases after that female cat thinking she is like him. He’s actually a skunk. Skunks are found in North America while Possums are found both in North America and Central and South Americas. Skunks and Possums are called gambás in Portuguese because of their strong smell used, among other things, to scare away predators. But in fact, they are two different species. Since Skunks are not found in South America, they were named gambá, by the media because of their similar characteristic in smell with Possums.