I hate Hate HATE 'possums

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by missourichickenmama, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. missourichickenmama

    missourichickenmama SURPRISE!

    Jul 17, 2008
    I just hate them. They are the only animals that I can't stand. Once on my birthday, one cornered me in the chicken coop, I could not get out. Needless to say, it is now dead. (I was angry enough that I was willing to EAT it, Dad said no, that possums eat dead things, so it would not be wise to eat it.)

    I still hate them.

  2. Von

    Von In the Brooder

    Aug 12, 2009
    I agree with you. Only I'm not a fan of coyotes either. We have an abundance of both out here where we live.

    Possums are very mean and we've had them corner us and hiss. I abhore hunting, but I admit that I have shot 2 possums that were charging us.
  3. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

    May 18, 2009
    I agree! I never cared about possums until I started having chickens - now I HATE POSSUMS, TOO!
  4. Their face and tail scares me. And no I'm not kidding. [​IMG]
  5. Beekissed

    Beekissed Free Ranging

    I had one walk into my kitchen the other night. We have dubbed him Earl....cause Earl's gotta die <singing Dixie Chicks>

    I kid you not...he walked in as I opened the door. The same one who has been eating the cat food on my porch. I brought my ferocious LGD in to annihilate him.....they sniffed him and told me, "Ugly cat, mom! Now...whattayagottoeat?" [​IMG]

    I poked him with a broom and yelled, "Git the possum!(I am from WV, after all... [​IMG] ) They lay down on the floor to watch the new "cat" get in trouble....probably glad it wasn't their turn to get yelled at.... [​IMG]

    My cat was the only one grasping the severity of the situation....he was puffed up to twice his normal size and bugging OUT!

    Earl just grinned and walked under the table.

    My son comes home and sits down at the table. I say, "There is a possum under that table." He says NO WAY! Looks under the table and shrugs. [​IMG]

    I tell him that he is the man of the house and he has to remove the possum. He says again, "NO WAY!" and continues to eat his food. He pauses to think and to....strain. He passes a horrible, wet sounding, nasty gas and states, "THAT oughta kill it." [​IMG]

    So I'm standing there in a cloud of fumes, dogs looking at me eagerly to see when I will give them some reward for looking at the ugly cat, the cat looking like a chia pet and I realize......Everyone left their MAN CARDS at the door!

    I stoop and grab Earl's tail, walk calmly to the door and toss his scraggly butt out into the yard! He looked at me as if to say, "So much for southern hospitality." [​IMG] Grins at me again, but now I can see that it looks more like he is gritting his teeth...and waddles slowly away.

    Earl has been back since and I swept him off the porch with a broom the other night. He gritted his teeth at me again..... [​IMG]

    I know he won't get my chickens because the dogs suffer no cats in their boundary of the back yard....not even really ugly ones! [​IMG]

  6. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
    Derby Kansas
    You know hedgehog's closest relative is the opossum? I love how their babies cling on their backs [​IMG]
  7. deb1

    deb1 Songster

    Jun 26, 2008
    Beekissed, that was hilarious. [​IMG]
  8. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    y'all just gotta learn how to handle 'em.....

  9. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Quote:I love Opposums. I have one! [​IMG]

  10. PeepsInc

    PeepsInc Songster

    Jun 18, 2009
    NY Tri State region
    My dog hates those nasty little buggers. I was trying to stuff one in a pet taxi for relocation.Only because I felt bad for flatshoveling it out of a bush the night before,& it came back for more. So I'm trying to cram that ugly little sucker in this tiny pet taxi. The whole time it was trying to climb my arm because the dog would try to nab it every time I'd flip it toward the cage door. I tried this untill the giant rat showed me it's teeth and snarled. Thats when I gave it flying lessons. It did rather well. I have yet to see a chicken fly that far. It hit the ground running,& I haven't seen it since. I suppose as winter sets in the critters are going to have less to eat & venture closer to the coop.......
    Note to myself: Dont get Miss Jayne mad. [​IMG]

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