Possum karma strikes again.

Possum karma strikes again.

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    Possum karma strikes again.

    First possum cost me $250 to replace faucet because I hit it with the shovel. Possum killed but still wins. Bourbon was a factor with Possum #1. Possum 2 pulls himself off my glue trap. Possum 3 (mortally wounded by shovel) crawls back into hole under my patio to die. Possum killed and still wins. It's gonna get pretty funky around here!

    I am actually scared of these little power houses. They are strong. City ordinance prohibits me from discharging a firearm. Do you think I could invoke The Castle Doctrine here?
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    I would be afraid of #2 for sure. He is strong, feels no pain and is no pissed!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crashoften View Post
    I would be afraid of #2 for sure. He is strong, feels no pain and is no pissed!!
    Yeah 2 was the biggest. I set a rat trap for him.
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    Possums are no problem. We get them around here all the time just run at them and they will hiss and waddle off.
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    Pour gas down hole under patio, light gas fumes, duck from fuel air explosion overpressure and then rebuild patio after putting fire out on house.
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    I've had to dig two dead ones out from under the back porch, wretched smell and peeling skin is nasty stuff. I also took out a section of fence rail while swatting one with a broom handle, he ran off but cost me 10$ to fix my fence. All three of those dudes won by far.

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    Had a problem with a raccoon, a few years back.
    We live out in a very rural setting, but said raccoon was taking up residence in out garage, with our two labs. Why he didn't like my roomy , spacious barn is beyond me.
    Finally got it out from its favored spot one night, whacked it with a kitchen broom, momentarily stunned, broke broom, grabbed shovel, bopped it on the head a few times, as shooting it was out of the question inside the garage, and my live trap was too small.
    What a mess.

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    Those are city possums.

    Country possums are much easier to handle.

    A BB gun works good to get them out of tight places.

    A pole with a hook can snag a dead one. I've had to open up walls for dead rats so you will not be able to survive the smell of a dead possum.

    Large dogs are also a good deterrent. .


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    I'm being serious here (for a change). A possum can easily be picked up by the tail. Wearing gloves (but not really necessary), grab the tail and quickly lift straight up. Make sure you carry him away from your leg. He can't do a thing when he's suspended like that. Carry him well away from the house, and either turn him lose (he'll be back) or dispatch him. I've done it hundreds of times, even with babies clinging on the mother's back - never been scratched or bitten. People really give them more credit for viciousness than they deserve.
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    Yeah, but that whole rabies thing scares me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ericb327 View Post
    Yeah, but that whole rabies thing scares me!
    After one of our dogs killed a possum I called animal control and asked about rabies, was informed there had never been a report of rabies in possums, foxes and coons though are frequently rabid.
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    Ok, Eric this is how I take care of possums. First you scare the crap out of them. They play possum. You get a good pair of leather gloves on. You pick the possum up and snap the neck. Repeat as necessary....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harryball View Post
    Ok, Eric this is how I take care of possums. First you scare the crap out of them. They play possum. You get a good pair of leather gloves on. You pick the possum up and snap the neck. Repeat as necessary....
    I wacked that sucker with a shovel, and it still got away. woke up this morning and the rat trap was tripped and stripped clean.
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    Maybe it is time to take up archery. I'm sure a broadhead would work wonders on a possum. Might even prevent it from retreating into hard to retrieve places if you pin it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ericb327 View Post
    I wacked that sucker with a shovel, and it still got away. woke up this morning and the rat trap was tripped and stripped clean.
    Hence the reason you snap there necks....
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