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    05-24-2012, 03:34 PM
  #11
Weanling
I understand that. Just trying to help out someone in the future if they find that one off opossum ambling through their barn. Give it some time to pass through and you may not see it again.

As you know, they are looking for a warm place for the winter.

I know everyone's gotta do what they gotta do. I just like to educate people. Even just one person thinking to themselves "Huh. Didn't know that and that's kinda interesting." is a slight win in my opinion. Not looking to convert, just educate.
     
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    05-24-2012, 07:14 PM
  #12
Weanling
The only good possum is a dead one , preferably crafted into a pair of slippers..

But then I think our possums are somewhat different to yours..

Must say , scrubbing splatted possum out of your car grill is revolting
     
    05-24-2012, 07:44 PM
  #13
Showing
[Double post. Stupid phone...
     
    05-24-2012, 07:48 PM
  #14
Showing
Quote:
Originally Posted by aldebono    
To each his own, Speed Racer.
Absolurely right. If you find the filthy, disease carrying vermin to be wonderful, more power to you. Just don't presume to 'educate' me as if I merely have no clue as to how great they are.

You like 'em, and I don't. We each have our reasons.
     
    05-24-2012, 10:22 PM
  #15
Trained
If you don't want possums in your area, you need a good hound dog to keep them chased away. Even my poor hound will chase a possum. She is afraid of chickens and cats though.

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    05-24-2012, 10:39 PM
  #16
Banned
Actually, I liked the info.

I didn't know that they didn't carry rabies because of the body temperature, and I didn't about them not making permanent nests, though that makes tons of sense in what I know about them.

So I think the OP's original post was kind of cool, though, sadly, I will still trap and relocate or trap and induce lead poisoning (to SR's wonderful phrase) in the ones that stay too long at my house.
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    05-24-2012, 10:43 PM
  #17
Trained
I knew that there was not a recorded case of possum rabies. Never knew why.

I am glad that the dog likes to chase them. If she ever caught one, she would try to make friends.
     
    05-24-2012, 10:59 PM
  #18
Showing
OP, that was a lot of very interesting information about an animal that you clearly have a passion for. I certainly can't fault you for that .


But, I am just glad that I have dogs. While I'll often see opossums while out riding trails, I have never seen one within a quarter mile of my barn...thankfully.
     
    05-25-2012, 04:39 AM
  #19
Foal
They are stinky when they get scared. They purposely release the stinky stuff to be left alone.

I love possums!
My opossums - YouTube
     
    05-25-2012, 05:13 AM
  #20
Weanling
What the hell. Im not understanding some of the defensive posts on this thread. Overreaction much

I love these animals and enjoy reading about them, Thanks aldebono!
     

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