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Posted: 7/23/2010 7:17:39 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/23/2010 7:24:13 AM EST by gomulego]
So I opened the garage door the other day and this little guy walks in as if to say "it's about time dude". He kinda hopped around as if he owns the place. I know that this is a possum but how do I dispatch the thing?




ETA: gf saw this post and laughed and said "you don't realize it but he's still in the garage" and he says "all your insects are belong to me" (she actually witnessed him taking out a horsefly)
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 7:19:17 AM EST
I shot a possum with a CZ550 .308 from about 6 feet away once. It worked.
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 7:21:51 AM EST
I like to shoot them with .45 acp 230 TAP or XTP from close range simply for the carnage
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 7:25:57 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/23/2010 7:26:56 AM EST by hubcityraider]
In town... aguila powderless .22lr. Super Colibri I think it's called.
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 7:27:26 AM EST
Nuke it from orbit.
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 7:36:24 AM EST


Link Posted: 7/23/2010 7:38:27 AM EST
I've had less than stellar results with M855 from a 16" 1/7 barrel. Not big enough for decent expansion. Hornady 147g 9mm TAP rounds were very effective with good shot placement. A suppressed .22 was the worst. Damn thing just wouldn't die. It took a couple head shots to finally kill it.
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 7:40:32 AM EST
You don't shoot those, they'll pee on you. I have one that has been hanging out on my front porch. Since I see him every night when I get home from work I decided to name him Todd the toad.
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 7:42:32 AM EST
.50 cal works for me!
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 7:43:11 AM EST
Possum? I'd suggest something larger than a .22 - possums are tough SOBs

That toad? I'd punt it like football.
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 7:44:27 AM EST
40 mm.
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 7:44:54 AM EST
50BMG––-or at least .338LM

Leave no trace behind
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 7:45:26 AM EST
Originally Posted By California_Kid:
40 mm.


There's goes the driveway too
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 7:46:53 AM EST
4 gauge slugs will get its attention.
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 7:56:25 AM EST
Is it a hazard?

Sound like it was earning its keep.
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 7:57:19 AM EST
That's a wolf spider. I'd use a 45-70gov.
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 8:04:22 AM EST


Failure is not an option.
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 8:09:38 AM EST


"Yes." By all means sir, drop that fucker, twice!"
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 8:35:23 AM EST
Hey he is eating all the bugs and keeping them away, maybe he could stay around for a while. Ask him how much he could pay for rent and if he would split the cable bill
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 9:00:49 AM EST
Originally Posted By Troubl3shooter:
Is it a hazard?

Sound like it was earning its keep.


This. The little guy is helping to keep your home bug free. Build him a nest or something. Make him comfortable.
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 9:05:40 AM EST
Funny that you mention round as in the letter "O" as in Opossum.
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 9:06:07 AM EST
Didelphimorphia Arfcominous, commonly referred to as the North American Possum:



.50BMG, minimum. RPG is preferable.
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 9:15:23 AM EST
nuke it from orbit.
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 9:21:37 AM EST

Originally Posted By GTwannabe:
Didelphimorphia Arfcominous, commonly referred to as the North American Possum:

http://www.bovin.qc.ca/bovins_files/File/images/races/laitieres/holstein.jpg

.50BMG, minimum. RPG is preferable.

That's not a possum. The coloring is all wrong.




Link Posted: 7/23/2010 9:25:39 AM EST
Tsar Bomba.
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 9:26:06 AM EST

Originally Posted By hubcityraider:
In town... aguila powderless .22lr. Super Colibri I think it's called.

+1 they work great for discrete animal disposal.

Shot one last spring with a Super Colibri and it did the job just fine.


Link Posted: 7/23/2010 9:28:54 AM EST
I'm breaking out the 416Rigby.
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 9:31:23 AM EST
Originally Posted By Troubl3shooter:
Is it a hazard?

Sound like it was earning its keep.



Absolutely.. Iv'e got a few of them that go in and out of the basement..

Also have "daddy long leggers" that I find in the house occasionally. I let them be as well as the "skeeter eaters" (not surewhat they are called, but they are pretty big and eat misquitos.




Link Posted: 7/23/2010 9:31:51 AM EST
Judge....



Link Posted: 7/23/2010 9:32:32 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/23/2010 9:33:20 AM EST by Schadenfreuda]
Sell it to Walmart.


Originally Posted By larkinmusic:
You don't shoot those, they'll pee on you. I have one that has been hanging out on my front porch. Since I see him every night when I get home from work I decided to name him Todd the toad.

Better watch out, he might have an MP5 on him.
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 9:33:11 AM EST


I'd chase that thing around with a chain saw.....
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 9:56:08 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 10:31:31 AM EST
Better practice so you can hit the vital's. Here's a target for you to practice with.


Link Posted: 7/23/2010 10:31:37 AM EST
Toads are great insect eaters. One slow night at work in the Arizona desert those things were all over the place gobbling up bugs. I hand fed a toad around twenty June bugs to the point he was about to burst. I used to pick them up and put them in paper bags and bring them home with me to put in my walled in yard and let them loose to keep the bug population down.
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 11:26:21 AM EST
Phase plasma rifle in the 40 Watt range. Or, the gun Al Pacino used in Heat.
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