Playing POSSUM!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by cheeptrick, May 2, 2008.

  1. cheeptrick

    cheeptrick Songster

    May 1, 2007
    New Hampshire
    Came home from picking up my 'other' children from school and when walking to the coop to check for eggs we hear growling under our shed. After realizing something was cornering a chicken under the shed I got a shovel out and banged on the shed. OUT comes the neighbors DOG...he sits down on the ground cowling like he did something WRONG. I peer under the SHED and there is a chicken squeezed up under the shed NOT moving.
    I quickly took the neighbor dog back and locked him in his dog house and then returned to find the rest of the flock. The flock was hiding in the woods like nothing was wrong digging around.
    Then I put the kids in the house and went to retrieve the 'dead' chicken to bury her. I looked under the SHED and nothing WAS there!! Then around the corner she comes trotting like nothing was wrong.

    I THINK she was playing possum to get the dog away from her...the dog was too big to squeeze where she was. I'm surprised she didn't die of the shock. I'm so happy...and now paranoid...but HAPPY she's alive and SO smart!! [​IMG]
  2. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Songster

    Sep 20, 2007
    Marin, California
    Haha! What a lucky and smart girl
  3. JordanFamily

    JordanFamily Songster

    Feb 4, 2008
    Archie, MO
    Lucky Bird...The both of you...[​IMG]

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