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Posted: 5/13/2004 8:53:47 AM EDT
Every night for the last 3-4 nights my alarm system ------------ 110 pounds of German Shepard goes off at about 0300 hrs. Romeo.

So I set a trap last night, now I have to deal with it.

What say you ---------------  kill it or drive 100 miles away and release ?









Still no poll , so I will tally remarks and go with the majority.






Link Posted: 5/13/2004 8:55:25 AM EDT
Do you own a .22?

Last I checked, possums are not on any 'endangered species' list.

It's your call, though.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 8:56:55 AM EDT
With gas prices what they are, i'd spend the .02.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 8:57:18 AM EDT
Time to warm up the Wok.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 8:58:25 AM EDT
Catch a couple more and make a coat.....
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 8:59:09 AM EDT
Should be able to call animal control, leave it in the front yard, and they will pick it up.  Usually you don't even have to be home.  At least here, that how it works...
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:00:06 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:00:56 AM EDT
If you are not going to eat it, release it.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:01:52 AM EDT
BANG!    End of Story.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:04:36 AM EDT
Do you own a shovel? Use it.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:05:20 AM EDT
They make good fertilizer
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:06:11 AM EDT
So what is waking you up, the woof-woof  or the possum...?



A few miles away would do the job. Don't kill it.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:06:25 AM EDT
[DU]Have you asked the possum how he feels about this?[/DU]
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:06:58 AM EDT
Mmmmmm possum pie!

Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:08:41 AM EDT
Ok!  So you'll tollerate Muslims, but Kill an innocent Critter.

Great!

I'd rather kill...    Oh nevermind.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:08:46 AM EDT
Its nothing more than a big rat.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:08:47 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:10:38 AM EDT

Quoted:
So what is waking you up, the woof-woof  or the possum...?



A few miles away would do the job. Don't kill it.



The dog barking at it as it roams about at 0300 hrs in the AM. I guess.

Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:10:59 AM EDT
When I see them things I give them a little lead pill. It's between 20-40gr depending on where the little bugger is and how not heard the shot needs to be(man I wish I could get a supressor). They seem to be allergic to the lead pills especially when you give them the pill right between the eyes.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:11:34 AM EDT
You know why God invented armadillos?


So rednecks could enjoy opossum on the half shell.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:12:00 AM EDT

Quoted:

Quoted:
So what is waking you up, the woof-woof  or the possum...?



A few miles away would do the job. Don't kill it.



The dog barking at it as it roams about at 0300 hrs in the AM. I guess.




Shoot the dog and solve the real problem.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:13:22 AM EDT
Kill kill kill!
And post "after" pics.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:13:34 AM EDT

Quoted:

Quoted:

Quoted:
So what is waking you up, the woof-woof  or the possum...?



A few miles away would do the job. Don't kill it.



The dog barking at it as it roams about at 0300 hrs in the AM. I guess.




Shoot the dog and solve the real problem.



You need to run for Congress, you have the right mind set.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:14:05 AM EDT
It's a rat.  Do with it what you would do with any other rat.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:15:05 AM EDT
Put a line on the cage and a brick in it... drop it in a lake/river/baby pool for 10 minutes.

Set it and forget it
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:16:10 AM EDT

I dump all the coons/possums/feral cats /rabid squirrels I catch in the nearest development full of 1/4 acre lots. "The ones that wanted to live in the country" the ones that brought all their taxes, zoning, traffic, ect with them.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:16:32 AM EDT
Make it a little orange jumpsuit.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:16:44 AM EDT

Quoted:
It's a rat.  Do with it what you would do with any other rat.



Take naked pictures of it?
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:19:48 AM EDT

Quoted:
Put a line on the cage and a brick in it... drop it in a lake/river/baby pool for 10 minutes.

Set it and forget it


For fuck's sake.  If you're gonna kill it, kill it.  No need to torture it by drowning it.  What's wrong with you people?

Don't get me wrong.  I'm no PETA freak (I'm a hunter, and do my own butchering), but I don't get my rocks off by torturing animals.  If you're gonna kill it, do it quick and clean.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:23:24 AM EDT
Kill it. Quick and clean.

They carry mucho disease.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:23:50 AM EDT
You need Japanese steel to kill vermin.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:28:22 AM EDT
Well he's caged now. If you got him with a .22 while he was out in the open then OOH RAH. But now you've caught him.




I'd cut his ass free a few miles away.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:28:44 AM EDT
it was looking for food & maybe shelter, it was just being an animal.  he wants to live, so let 'em.

caught a racoon & your  new buddy's cousen. i let them live somewhere else.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:28:56 AM EDT
17- kill
8 -live release
so far.

Your opinions will decide.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:31:20 AM EDT
Pics of the aftermath would be nice
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:31:28 AM EDT

Quoted:
Make it a little orange jumpsuit.





Dig a hole in your basement or crossbase about 2' diameter by 3 foot deep. Set a pulley system above the hole and attach a sand bucket. Lower the rat in the bucket to the bottom and instruct it to put the lotion on its skin or the doggy gets it.TO do this right though you need to peirce your nipples and wear womens makeup while not wearing much more than blue jeans and a pink scarf. Tattoos cant hurt either.

Dont let your wife know about this or she'll turn you in and feds will figure you out.

[edit] dont forget the night vision goggles.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:34:06 AM EDT

Quoted:
I dump all the coons/possums/feral cats /rabid squirrels I catch in the nearest development full of 1/4 acre lots. "The ones that wanted to live in the country" the ones that brought all their taxes, zoning, traffic, ect with them.



Best idea I've heard yet!
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:35:58 AM EDT
release.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:36:23 AM EDT

Quoted:
I dump all the coons/possums/feral cats /rabid squirrels I catch in the nearest development full of 1/4 acre lots. "The ones that wanted to live in the country" the ones that brought all their taxes, zoning, traffic, ect with them.



Hey!  I resemble that remark.  So that is where they all come from...  

.22 CB is pretty quiet, don't you think?
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:39:40 AM EDT
Needlessly or deriving pleasure from killing and/or torturing animals is a known element in the profile of serial killers.

Take the thing to a park and let it go.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:39:43 AM EDT
Save your ammo.  Here's how you kill a possum (a marsupial by the way, not a rat).

1.  Obtain a sturdy stick, 1-1.5" diameter.
2.  Open cage.
3.  Grab possum by tail and pull him out.  They're pretty docile, especially if you scare him into sulling.
4.  While holding tail, lay possum on ground on his belly.
5.  Lay stick across the back of the possums head, behind his ears.
6.  Stand on stick so it pins his head down.
7.  Pull straight up on the tail until you hear/feel his neck separate and you see his eyes do funny things.  I don't remember if the eyes suck in or bug out, it's been a while.  I think suck in.
8.  Dispose of the possum.

Of course, disposing of him may require driving, in which case I'd just dump him live.  But no need to waste a bullet on a possum.

In case ya'll are wondering: yes, I've done this.  Yes, more than once.  I did once encounter a possum that I couldn't do it to.  He weighed about 19 lbs, and would not sull.  I was still a kid and didn't have the nerve to go after a 19 lb hissing growling ball of anger, but dad did.

Jim
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:39:47 AM EDT
Release.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:40:30 AM EDT
Turn it loose. Hell, there's no "fair chase" involved if you already have him in a cage.

Or, put the stinking critter in an enemie's car and close it up for the night. Be sure to video tape the suprised owner in the morning when he opens the door to go to work.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:41:49 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:42:44 AM EDT
put it in a bucket of water and drown it.  Thats what I do tocats I catch.  I tie a string to the handle and lower it into a lake.  That way sure beats the hell out of trying to get it out of the cage and into a bag.  Those cats can jump really high if they want too.  And their claws are sharp.  And these cats are a big problem.  They get in our boat sheds and have kittens and crap all over the boats.  Ruining the gel coats and smelling like asss.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:43:07 AM EDT
Oh yeah, I found this quote from someone earlier today.

"Just a senseless killing of a creature going about it business. I am disappointed in you."
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:43:38 AM EDT
Release. It's probably a momma possum. Her brood is starving somewhere...
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:44:03 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:44:34 AM EDT
Call animal control if you dont want to drive it, they will come and pick it up and then release it for you.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:45:04 AM EDT
21 -kill
17 -  release


Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:45:16 AM EDT
Turn it loose in a country subdivision.  Or at the police station; cops need entertainment, too.
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