Anyone Catch Baby Opossums In Their Traps?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Poultrybonkers, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Overrun With Chickens

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    Has anyone ever caught a baby opossum or just adults lately ive caught adults but today I caught a baby and it was i think playing dead or dying.
     
  2. snowflake

    snowflake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lots of baby coons last yr but no possum, the one I caught in a bucket I re homed, never came back or at least not in my coop or run

    if the adults are a problem(and I know they can be I would treat the baby the same way you treat the adult
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Ew, those things just freak me out.

    I've never caught a baby varmint in my have-a-heart, thank goodness.
     
  4. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Overrun With Chickens

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    Ive caught already two adults that were aggressive and the baby was to. And i caught two raccoons. I dont release things out of my trap unless its cats and i do that where I catch them I dont drive them somewhere else to release them. Lol
     
  5. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Overrun With Chickens

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    Seriously! Theirs another baby in my trap! Lol
     
  6. gourdlady

    gourdlady Out Of The Brooder

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    I've caught youngons many times and once I trapped a nursing mother with her youngons attached and nursing. That was sad but they all had to go.
     
  7. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    If you've ever caught a female possum you have likely caught baby possums. I think that they are born about the size of a grain of rice and most people never see the youngest possums unless they look carefully for them because they're still attached to a teat inside their mothers' pouch.
     
  8. gourdlady

    gourdlady Out Of The Brooder

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    Ugh today I caught a skunk
     
  9. Poultrybonkers

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    Havent caught one of those...thank goodness. Lol
     
  10. buttercup95

    buttercup95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never caught a baby but once and I gave it to my local vet. He raised it and it lived for about 3 years before it got out and disappeared. apparently it made a great pet I went over and saw it several times. The biggest problem he had was trimming its nails all the time and supplying steps everywhere so it didn't scratch his furniture
     

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