possum in my backyard now--Help

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by ryanhodapp, May 28, 2010.

  1. ryanhodapp

    ryanhodapp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it is Friday night, I live in the city, one side of our yard has a 6 ft privacy fence. There is a possom hanging on top. My husband has tried to squirt if off with hose and it just moves down the fence. So now he is going with a shovel.

    we dont own a gun
    any other suggestions?
     
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    In the city fireing a gun may be too dangerous, but it is a possum, GET THE GRENADE!!
     
  3. Yolk Yolk

    Yolk Yolk New Egg

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    Possums are not dangerous. Nine out of 10 die as they are not aggressisve. Leave it alone and it will leave. They eat grubs, and will eat eggs, but they are basically harmless. They will hiss and play dead as a defense. Again, leave it alone and it will leave.
     
  4. ryanhodapp

    ryanhodapp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are you sure, because I just read that possums will eat a bird too. I just got my chicks to 9 weeks. Maybe I will keep the dog out tonight.
     
  5. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Possums WILL eat your chickens, even the grown ones, & will remember where it got it's last meal. Time for it to go!
     
  6. illegal avian

    illegal avian Cooped up

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    Tomorrow is Saturday morning... go buy a gun!
     
  7. ryanhodapp

    ryanhodapp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I feel like my tractor coop is pretty secure. I have 1/2 inch wire and plywood. As long as they cant dig! So do I trap the thing or what?
     
  8. ryanhodapp

    ryanhodapp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks illegal avian, I would probably end up shooting myself
    I have never even touched a gun!
     
  9. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well, something will eventually be able to dig
    can you lock them into a coop/enclosed part at night? and let them out in the morning? into the lower part of the tractor?

    Possum will eat a chicken if it can get to it as well as eggs

    best method is to secure the sleeping area of your chickens rather than try to kill everything that might snack on them
    if they can't get in, they can't hurt them

    best of luck
     
  10. illegal avian

    illegal avian Cooped up

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    Quote:After you buy a gun, go to the range and get some instructions and practice. Start with Bin Laden targets and work your way up to possums!
     

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