Possum?! 0.0

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Louieandthecrew, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    So, last night there was a possum on the back porch! Luckily, I am not in the same location that I have chickens in (long story that isn't necisarry) but I was still shocked! At first I thought it was young, but once I saw it: yeah, it was full grown. It ran out and sat on the porch railing for almost an hour [​IMG] Rabies? I think soooo! [​IMG] [​IMG]
    But, hopefully we won't see it again [​IMG]
     
  2. Randy

    Randy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
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    Not likely but don't try to pet it just in case. Sounds like normal possum behavior. Do y'all feed your pets on the porch or have a garbage can out there? If so that could be attracting it.
     
  3. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Follow these simple and easy instructions! [​IMG]

    [​IMG] --> possum
     
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  4. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    Quote:No, nothing on the porch besides the grill (that we haven't used this week). But, the neighbors have a trashcan back on their's that something's been getting into. I'm guessing that was it.


    Nick - Haha!If only... [​IMG]
     
  5. dinahmoe

    dinahmoe Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Quote:possums don't carry rabies.it was just being a possum.
     
  6. matimeo

    matimeo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:that's awesome.
     
  7. Pickles03

    Pickles03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Possums do not contract rabies.

    Our one dog chased one to the backdoor last summer, and it laid on its side eyes closed - drooling on the ground
    we were convinced it was dead...nope! "playing possum" it got up about 20 minutes later and left......slowly....

    very strange creatures....
     
  8. PhilErvin

    PhilErvin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I catch them and take them away and release them. If it sat on the fence for an hour you could easly catch it. They are pretty dumb. If you walk up to them they simply freeze and you can do whatever you want to them.
     
  9. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    Quote:I wouldn't those are nasty bacteria ridden teeth and they leave nasty gashes.
     
  10. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    I didn't know that they didn't carry rabies. Well, that's good to know! Haven't seen it sinse then, but I'm sure it's still around. I'm just very surprised that it didn't play possum!
     

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