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On 'Man, Woman, Wild,' a Couple Must Kill a Possum (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Aug 1st 2010 9:45PM
On 'Man, Woman, Wild,' a Couple Must Kill a PossumMykel Hawke is a survival expert. His wife Ruth England is a TV journalist. Together, on 'Man, Woman, Wild' (Fri., 9PM ET on Discovery), they travel into some of the most remote locations on Earth. There, they must survive with nothing more than a single knife and the clothes they are wearing.

On the most recent episode, the pair found themselves stranded in the Louisiana bayou. And in order to get some food, they had to kill a possum. Yikes. It didn't go super-smoothly, and Ruth got kind of upset.

Although possums are known for playing "dead" when threatened, this one decided to go in different direction -- and escaped up a tree. Ruth and Mykel eventually tracked it down, then stabbed it to death with a stick and a knife.

Then, Ruth cried. It was all pretty harsh. Still, people will do what they have to for survival. ... We guess. Although it looks like there were plenty of plants around -- maybe they could have eaten those? The bayou is basically a lush jungle, after all. But then, meat is tasty. And maybe it'd be hard to survive on plant-life for that many days.

Anyway, we're confused. We admit it. Do you think Mykel and Ruth did the right thing here?

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