Once you pull the dirty skin off all is well.
Have you ever smelled a freshly killed, unskinned buck that was taken in the fall season during rut? OMG. Gag!!!
And honestly, lambs, at 9 months old in wool smell awful IMO. Lanolin in the wool that has been rained on out in the weather, not so clean rear ends, gah. It's a powerful beastly smell! But still a delicious animal.
Opossum tastes quite nice IMO.
If prepared well, and cut into chunks, say in a stir fry like cashew chicken (or any other darker sauced one that calls for chicken thigh meat) you might just be completely fooled.
It does indeed have a quite similar flavor and texture to that of dark meat chicken.
Opossum doesn't even have the musk glands that you have to be careful of on some other animals, such as beaver (which taste more like beef). You MUST carefully cut around or avoid those glands when skinning/cleaning the carcass. Seriously.
(Well, the opossum does, but they are anal glands so you are probably going to carefully trim that area away anyway, you know. LOL )
Same with deer. You must be careful to remove or avoid the musk glands when cleaning. Most people don't remove them, they just avoid that section of the legs completely on the deer and discard it because it is too tricky to remove without spreading the taint to other flesh. The same for the head. It has musk glands and is therefore not used for food.
I'm from the South, and was poor... there are not many things I have not eaten that can't be farmed, hunted, or foraged in the region.