Egg Thief

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by CampnGirl, Feb 27, 2018.

  1. CampnGirl

    CampnGirl Chirping

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    Just wanted to share what I came home to yesterday.
     

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  2. pvaldes

    pvaldes Chirping

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    It's so fluffy I'm gonna die!
     
  3. Folly's place

    Folly's place Crossing the Road

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    My dogs found and killed one in their yard this morning. Fine with me!
    Possums really struggle during the winter here in Michigan, and get desperate and brave now, poor guys. They do eats eggs and chickens, and spread EPM to horses. Yuck!
    Mary
     
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  4. CampnGirl

    CampnGirl Chirping

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    It's been well fed!
     
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  5. CampnGirl

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    Unfortunately, I do have horses and free ranging chickens. (and knew of the dangers) Sadly I had to take care of my critters. I wish I could have re located/re homed it but that wasn't possible. :( I'm sorry, I feel bad.
     
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  6. Chickassan

    Chickassan Wattle Fondler

    That one is actually kind of cute for a possum. Must be hungry to be scooting around in the day.
     
  7. Folly's place

    Folly's place Crossing the Road

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    One of my horses has survived EPM twice, with treatment. She's a pasture pet, not ridable, but okay out there.
    I do shoot opossums who show up at my barn or coop!
    Mary
     
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  8. alexa009

    alexa009 Crossing the Road

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    You snapped a good shot at it!:thumbsup My possums must not of been too well fed since they killed 5 of our chickens. We had to build a secure coop because unfortunately the barn was their coop at the time. They really liked it, big and comfortable but there was too many ways to get through the barn since it was so big.
     
  9. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Queen Of The Coop

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    I feel really ignorant :lol but what is EPM? :idunno
     
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  10. Folly's place

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    You likely don't have it in the UK. It's Equine Protozoal Myelitis, a very nasty infection of the spinal cord and brain, from intestinal parasites carried by opossums. Likely not spelled correctly, but an ugly disease. Not rare here, often causing death.
    Mary
     
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