I was letting our dog out to do her business before going to bed last night and noticed an intruder near our front porch. We've been having problems with theft lately and I was finally able to put a stop to it.
As I opened the front door I heard a rustle of leaves and branches in the shrubbery by the porch swing. I reached into my pocket and pulled my Bersa Thunder380 CC (for carrying around the house in the evening) and also pulled my flashlight and there he was. One of the biggest, fattest opossums I've ever seen. This opossum has been raiding the dog food bowel for quite some time and was so fat that while trying to waddle away made a noise like a pigs fighting over slop. Before now the opossum has been fast enough to get out of pistol range in the night. Well last night he was not so lucky. I was able to corner him in gap behind the Chinese Boxwood bush and when the flashlight lit up his eyes I was able to put two shots into him and dropped him in his tracks. Actually I could tell I need to do some more practice. The two shots were the result of pulling the double action trigger once and then the short distance of the single action pull caused the gun to go off again. I did get him twice though, which really surprised me with the second shot not being planned.