Here kitty, kitty......

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by OnceAroundTheBlock, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. OnceAroundTheBlock

    OnceAroundTheBlock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2011
    Western North Carolina
    I left my dogs out last night for one last potty break before bedtime and 2 of them ran over near my old pasture and started sniffing at something laying there half on it's side. So I go over with my trusty LED mini flashlight and see a soaking wet, cute, little, furry thing laying there in the wet grass (just stopped raining) with it's back to me. What a pretty long, gray coat I'm thinking and already making mental plans about having a new pet in the household. Kitties are fun.

    I quietly call, "Kitty, kitty" but it won't turn around and look at me. So I call again, a little louder this time, "Here kitty, kitty. What a pretty boy you are! C'mere, I won't hurt you!" I shine the flashlight a little closer to get a better look.

    Slowly it turns it's head towards me.........

    It's a freakin' possum! Now I see that ugly, long, bare tail curled around his body....and his halfway open mouth with all the teeth in there!

    He's quite a distance from my chicken coop but I want him gone, gone, gone! So I ran to the barn and grabbed the first thing I saw...a pooper scooper rake!

    That ugly, 'ol possum got his first spanking with a rake, I bet. I spanked him all the way back into the woods. If he's smart, he won't come back either....[​IMG]
  2. thomaschickens

    thomaschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2012
    Washougal, WA
    [​IMG] hehe.. I would have probably had a kitten name half picked out before it turned its ugly little head LOL.
  3. Suzierd

    Suzierd Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 8, 2011
    Lol that's a great story! It even has a happy ending.
  4. moetrout

    moetrout Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    Milan, MI
    A predator let go to return and kill another day is not a happy ending for all, just ask the chickens![​IMG]
  5. Linn Bee

    Linn Bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    That was my first thought as well.

    I once had an opossum in my chicken coop. Called the "Enforcer" (aka spouse) into action. I had to lock the door to keep the excited chickens from getting out during the melee.

    As HE tells it, "It was me or the 'possum. She was letting only one of us out!" HE had the pitchfork; the 'possum had claws and teeth. NOT a fair fight. The opossum left the coop with three prongs running through it and was tossed behind the shed. Half an hour later the body was gone. Hum-m-m-m-m.
  6. OnceAroundTheBlock

    OnceAroundTheBlock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2011
    Western North Carolina
    Years ago when I had my first flock of 20 chickens, in the morning I found a possum inside my chicken coop with all the chickens. He was sound asleep in one of their nests. I'm hoping this one's a nice relative. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2012
  7. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

    Feb 4, 2007
    Leesville, SC
    My first reaction was, "Here shes 'kitty kitty sweet talking' some critter and she doesnt even know what it is!

    Next time you go out at night, take the gun.

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