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Porch Possum

January 31st, 2009 at 7:19 pm

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The unloved possum came to porch for some cat food. He posed for a few photos, then waddled down the steps, disappearing into the night.

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  1. heineken160
    January 31st, 2009 at 20:22 | #1

    You and Dave manage a PIZZA RANCH for critters!

  2. Flips
    January 31st, 2009 at 21:36 | #2

    We have a “live trap” set next to our deck each night——-as the possum come up from the creek area behind our home & try to get under our back deck & it makes the dogs crazy——so we catch them & take them for a ride down by the lake—–& turn them loose & catch more!!!!! It is a never ending cycle– 🙂 —but our neighbor who also sets a live trap-caught a skunk in his trap– 8)—then he didn’t know what to do—–so I carefully & quietly walked up to the trap & put a throw rug over the top of it—–& told him—–that the skunk would not make a smell–as long as he is in the dark & covered up—–so he loaded the trap in the back of his truck with the rug on top– & took him for a ride & took the cover off /as he opened the trap—-& got back into his truck as the skunk left the trap—-then he got back out & got his trap & came back home—– hope we don’t catch any more skunk—–but we sure catch lots of possum—–they are happier in the woods than under our deck I’m sure!

  3. heineken160
    January 31st, 2009 at 23:10 | #3

    Branson has a new resource, flips. What did they do before you moved there?

  4. February 1st, 2009 at 10:25 | #4

    They’re clear-cutting so much territory here to build strip centers that never get tenants that the poor creatures are really moving into human territory. I’ve got a possum who shows up at my outside stray-cat food bowl three floors up. I ought to trap her and take her somewhere before baby-possum season arrives, but there are rehabbers and wildlife management folks who say you’d have to drive 100 miles to find a place not already overpopulated with critters. It’s a problem, for sure.

  5. Kris
    February 1st, 2009 at 12:22 | #5

    Here in the center of Topeka I’ve seen possums, skunks and raccoons, in addition to bunny rabbits and what seems like millions of squirrels.

    Mitzi the rat terrier, supposed master critter catcher, doesn’t even look twice at the squirrels any more. She’s nearly pulled me off my feet going after a rabbit, though.

    Possums–she’s not even going there. One scared her badly in the yard one night; she wasn’t about to tackle *that* and for a long time she wouldn’t even go near that part of the yard.