Possum fur? I'm from the South. I've watched possums from my bedroom window. Though I've never touched one, "soft" isn't the word that comes to mind. Nasty is.
atomicnumber51 explained that apparently New Zealand has an infestation of possums and has been offering a bounty for them. And suddenly I knew what to look for on the ROTK EE:
In between battles, Legolas is standing at the edge of camp firing arrows like a fiend. Gimli walks up.
Gimli: What are you doing, elf?
Legolas: Hunting possums. [gestures to large pile of dead possums]
A gleam comes into Gimli's eyes.
Cut to Gimli chasing around possums and trying to whack them with his axe while muttering dwarven swears.