Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by helmstead, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. helmstead

    helmstead Songster

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    FINALLY after months of feed bin invasion and most annoyingly EGG EATING...we caught our crook in the act!

    And it wasn't a rat...nor a chicken...nor a goat...


    Three shots to the head and voila - no more egg eating marsupial. I have NEVER seen one this fat and healthy - and NO WONDER! It would eat up to four eggs a night if I forgot to gather them before dark and who knows how much feed...
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Wow, he really was caught in the act and on camera! Good for you!
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

    Jan 11, 2007
    Good job Kate and nice photography too!

  4. jenichick

    jenichick Songster

    Jun 1, 2007
    What is it? Good it a baby possum?
  5. helmstead

    helmstead Songster

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    T'weren't a baby! Those nest boxes are 12" squares. It was a heavy, older adult male. FAT older adult male I should say - darn thing had blubber he'd eaten so many of my eggs!
  6. LOL! That is one FAT possum!!!!

    Just look at his belly!

    Lucky your girls never got caught, just their eggs. Maybe he was too portly to give them a good chase...
  7. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I love the picture your hen looks like it telling the possum your in trouble! Double Trouble!
  8. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator

    Sep 25, 2007
    I hate 'possums - glad you got him!
  9. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Good job!!!
    Seeya marsupial!!!

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