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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by BrendaJ, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. BrendaJ

    BrendaJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There was a horrible racket outside tonight. My dogs went nuts. I went outback to find My big male goose fighting a opossum. He was keeping the opossum from getting into the chicken coop & doing a great job too. I grabbed the closest thing - a broom ( giggle ) & smacked that fat little thing away from my goose/chickens & across the yard until it ran under the fence. I know i should have done something more but just reacted. I laugh about it now but i know this could have been bad. [​IMG]
     
  2. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So glad it turned out good.....but, my personal experience with predators (never had experience with opossum) is that they come back-sometimes bringing family & friends to dinner with them.. Make sure to do a twice over the coop today & make sure that everything is predator proof. And be on the lookout. Very glad for your gladiator goose!![​IMG]
     
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  3. skunknchatter

    skunknchatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hooray for the goose! Now I can tell hubby it's another reason why I need geese ;)

    My reaction probably would have been the same as yours. When it comes to killing things I let hubby do that. But I'm pretty good with a broom myself. Maybe we should play a game of Opossum/broom hockey...
     
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  4. BrendaJ

    BrendaJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like protection mode was kicked in for a reason [​IMG] the King is protecting everyone & the nest :)
     
  5. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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    Batter up!
     

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