Raccoons can carry parasites that are communicable to humans and in particular a round worm that if it becomes airborne can be inhaled by humans. That scenario can result in a very difficult to diagnose case of worms in the lungs. That alone may be enough for most people to scratch the raccoon off their list of possible survival foods, however Tim says don’t count them out yet. If they are cleaned and butchered cleanly and cautiously as well as cooked until well done you no longer have to worry about parasites, rabies or other harmful pathogens. Tim also reveals his pick for “Most Underrated Food Animal” - the opossum. When eating its normal natural diet and harvested from a clean area, the opossum can be roasted and the end result has a flavor similar to that of pulled pork. Find out how to make anything in the great outdoors edible this week with the survival guru, Tim MacWelch. For more on Tim or to find out about his survival classes visit www.AdvancedSurvivalTraining.com. Tim is also Outdoor Life's Survival Blogger and you can check that out at www.OutdoorLife.com/survival and he now teaches online survival classes at www.OutdoorLifeU.com.