Good thing i dont sleep naked!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by mynamehere, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. mynamehere

    mynamehere New Egg

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    Becasue I instictively bolted out of bed and ran outisde at 5 am when i heard ruckus in my chicken coop -without even thinking!!!

    My SO (shoeless) and loyal dog accompanied me in a frenzy to the coop where we found one of our silkies in the mouth of a(n) opossum!!!

    "Hit IT!!! Hit it!!!" i yelled - flashlight in hand, dog fumbling around confused, hens squacking, total darkness....

    Wasnt happening. "give it to me!" So i grabbed the big stick and reared back. Only to get a nasueas feeling in my stomach. This drooling, confused beaty-eyed opossum looked up at me, i just couldnt do it!!! I save bugs - no way i can kill this guy. I mean, he is so ugly he's cute. And he didnt kill anything.

    At this point, the neighbor (i live in the city) jumps the fence to see whats going on an offer a hand - and my 50 lb dog goes into attack mode.

    do i keep an eye on the opposum? Or help the neighbor?

    Good thing my dog is all talk [​IMG]

    I get the opossum into a milk crate and eventually into an old rabbit cage. We rehomed him. I just couldnt kill him.

    Sorry i didnt listen to al lyou BYC-ers about the opossums. I just figured there was enough dog and cat food and trash in my neighborhood the keep them at bay. I left the coop door open so my noisey roo could get out in the morning without waking the neighbors. (Roo's are against local noise ordinance) I have a fenced in yard, and put up a make shift fence around the coop..

    My little silkie is in shock but only lost about seven feathers. I think she will pull thru. And now I get a run this weekend [​IMG]

    I am so glad there werent any casualties. Maybe i would have been able to whack that opossum if there had been.

    I cant believe i didnt take any pictures. IT all happened so fast. In my pajamas. in the dark. My nieghbors must think i am so CRAZY!!!

    wow, this is a long first thread.
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2008
  2. bubbazmommy

    bubbazmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am glad your silkie is OK. I can see you running without regard to what you had on. [​IMG] My hubby has ran out of the house naked b/c a racoon was after our cat. We thought she was inside. She was very sneaky. It was a riot. he he he
     
  3. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    See, I figure I could scare off ANYTHING if I ran outside naked. (even the neighbors) [​IMG]
     
  4. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

    Aug 29, 2008
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    Wow! What a way to introduce yourself to BYC. I'm still laughing! Thank goodness all your babies (and you) are okay. Oh by the way Welcome to BYC!![​IMG]
     
  5. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    hmmmm ,, sounds like a good place to live [​IMG] ,, and to buy possums to stick in peoples coop ( the no teeth possums!) and sit and wait with the video camera [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
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    I'm glad nothing was killed! [​IMG] and had I been in that situation, I'd have scared a neighbor or two because I don't wear pj's to bed [​IMG]

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  7. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    i mus live in the wrong state,, noone sleeps nekkid,, or runs out of their houses half nekkid,,, man i get the short end of the stick every time !! [​IMG]
     
  8. NC chicken man

    NC chicken man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Jim you aint right:lol:
     
  9. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    First, Naked Necks, then naked chickens, then naked people. What's this forum coming to. (Need pictures actually.)
     
  10. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At least you got out there in time!
     

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