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Posted: 3/24/2009 5:04:00 PM EDT
Isn't amazing how a 'possum's instinct to sleep during daylight overrides his will to escape? Notice these critters were set free w/o being harmed. I have the live trap for skunks that plague my area. I don't see a problem with the ugly gray suckers since they normally don't carry rabies. Funny tho how they won't leave until dark, and I never seem to catch the same one twice.


Link Posted: 3/24/2009 5:08:47 PM EDT
Seems odd you keep catching cats.
Link Posted: 3/24/2009 5:16:14 PM EDT
kill,em they carry EPM that infects horses
Link Posted: 3/24/2009 5:56:53 PM EDT
Like I said, "I never seem to catch the same one twice".
Link Posted: 3/24/2009 6:03:42 PM EDT
that third pic needs moar sports horn
Link Posted: 3/24/2009 6:15:06 PM EDT
Over the past week I have gone out to throw out the trash and in the bottom of one of our trash cans is a possum. This has happened several days in a row! I turn the can on its side and sometimes it will "play possum". Sometimes it will just run off though. I'm sure its the same possum as in this picture.

Link Posted: 3/24/2009 6:20:53 PM EDT
Hondaciv just screamed and pissed himself
Link Posted: 3/24/2009 6:28:43 PM EDT
what a cute cat

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Link Posted: 3/24/2009 7:07:46 PM EDT
Not to hi-jack the thread, but how do you get a skunk out of the trap without making a, well you know, a stink'in mess?
Link Posted: 3/24/2009 7:09:33 PM EDT
you have a cat infestation dude.
Link Posted: 3/24/2009 7:10:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zeris:
Not to hi-jack the thread, but how do you get a skunk out of the trap without making a, well you know, a stink'in mess?

you run up on it banging some sticks together and screaming
Link Posted: 3/24/2009 7:12:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Zeris:
Not to hi-jack the thread, but how do you get a skunk out of the trap without making a, well you know, a stink'in mess?


Where is the picture "KILL IT WITH FIRE" when you need it.
Link Posted: 3/24/2009 7:17:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/24/2009 7:18:56 PM EDT by cmjohnson]

Frankly I don't think they're ugly. A little bit unconventional, yes, but hardly ugly.

Of course, this is a young one.
Link Posted: 3/24/2009 7:28:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By teamroper:
kill,em they carry EPM that infects horses


I have possums and horses. Do worry about it a little. Just try to keep em out of the feed and water and you should be good.


-Foxxz
Link Posted: 3/24/2009 7:32:31 PM EDT
A 125 grain Federal .357 round at 1500 fps makes interesting art when applied to one of those.
Link Posted: 3/24/2009 7:42:15 PM EDT
They look hilarious when they run. Just something about their tiny little legs shooting back and forth just makes me laugh.
Link Posted: 3/24/2009 7:46:38 PM EDT
but they turn into this
Link Posted: 3/24/2009 8:08:49 PM EDT
there not stupid. They come to the all you can eat Buffet,pig out take a nap and wait for you to cut them loose
Link Posted: 3/24/2009 8:36:18 PM EDT
O the evil bastages, I have trouble with them all the time. I have inventive ways to take them out from my younger days. Now I just use the Gammo pellet gun.
Oh and a pissed off 'possum is not fun trying to chew on your leg at 13.
Link Posted: 3/24/2009 8:41:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:
A 125 grain Federal .357 round at 1500 fps makes interesting art when applied to one of those.


I disagree.

They're asleep- plenty of time to go inside, get out the 870 and plug in some 3" slugs.

But then I've always been a fan of abstract art.

Link Posted: 3/24/2009 8:51:32 PM EDT
Cat Hater.
Link Posted: 3/24/2009 8:56:27 PM EDT
Of all God's creations, the 'Possum sure came out on the shit end of the stick in the looks department.

Personally, I wouldn't mind having one as a pet, exept for the fact that they are so short-lived (~4.5 years).
Link Posted: 3/24/2009 9:05:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:
A 125 grain Federal .357 round at 1500 fps makes interesting art when applied to one of those.


Does it look something like this?

Link Posted: 3/24/2009 9:10:41 PM EDT
Funny stuff! Asleep like a little baby.
Link Posted: 3/24/2009 9:14:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Zardoz:
Of all God's creations, the 'Possum sure came out on the shit end of the stick in the looks department.

Personally, I wouldn't mind having one as a pet, exept for the fact that they are so short-lived (~4.5 years).


Actually, the platypus was the one that got hosed on looks.

Link Posted: 3/24/2009 9:30:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/24/2009 9:32:03 PM EDT by marksman121]
Your luck yours arn't as lard assed as this one.


Somone's dog has been going hungry....
Link Posted: 3/24/2009 9:43:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By marksman121:
Your luck yours arn't as lard assed as this one.
http://i39.tinypic.com/212wmsz.jpg

Somone's dog has been going hungry....


HA! No shit....... that thing's face is fat. Look around the eyes.

Link Posted: 3/24/2009 9:49:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By marksman121:
http://i39.tinypic.com/212wmsz.jpg

"I already hazzed three chezeburgaz!!!"
Link Posted: 3/24/2009 9:52:31 PM EDT
Kill it with fire.
Link Posted: 3/24/2009 9:53:46 PM EDT
As a kid my father took us to see some dogs that possums tore up.
Link Posted: 3/24/2009 9:58:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By msprooch:
Originally Posted By Zeris:
Not to hi-jack the thread, but how do you get a skunk out of the trap without making a, well you know, a stink'in mess?


Where is the picture "KILL IT WITH FIRE" when you need it.




Link Posted: 3/24/2009 10:01:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By the-fly:
Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:
A 125 grain Federal .357 round at 1500 fps makes interesting art when applied to one of those.


Does it look something like this?



Yeah, a lot like that. Next I want to try some of the Remington .44 Magnum JSPs at 1650fps.

Link Posted: 3/24/2009 10:02:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:

Originally Posted By the-fly:
Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:
A 125 grain Federal .357 round at 1500 fps makes interesting art when applied to one of those.


Does it look something like this?



Yeah, a lot like that. Next I want to try some of the Remington .44 Magnum JSPs at 1650fps.



What about 2 ounce #2 3 1/2 inch turkey loads?

*splat*
Link Posted: 3/24/2009 10:05:43 PM EDT
Possums are a bit different down here.
Nocturnal, and found mostly dead on the side of the road, or digging through the rubbish bins.


Link Posted: 3/24/2009 10:13:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By whomper:
Possums are a bit different down here.
Nocturnal, and found mostly dead on the side of the road, or digging through the rubbish bins.



Yeah, the natural habitat for a possum around here is on it's side, in the road, with blood splattered around.
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 4:58:01 AM EDT
To answer the skunk question, the trap is about 200 yards from the house. If I can get him w/o hitting the wire I get bonus points. The funk goes away after a while, if they even spray. My GSD's kill whatever wanders closer to the house.
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 5:03:58 AM EDT
Originally Posted By rykn0w:

Originally Posted By Zeris:
Not to hi-jack the thread, but how do you get a skunk out of the trap without making a, well you know, a stink'in mess?

you run up on it banging some sticks together and screaming




Seriously though, opposum tails make me want to vomit. They are also very deceiving, notice how cute and cuddly they look when they are sleeping then when they wake up somehow they turn into the spawn of Satan.
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 5:19:49 AM EDT
Damn, that is one fat possum! I wonder what it weighs?


CJ
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 5:43:30 AM EDT
Originally Posted By houstonmike:
Cat Hater.



+1

he just wanted to be petted
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 5:55:27 AM EDT
I have never seen a possum that could tear up dogs. My hounds have killed hundreds of them without a scratch. They just aren't fighters, lots of teeth but no bite.

Now skunks in a live trap. Just walk up real slow and cover the trap with a bag or something. Carry it to a tub of water and drop it in. Presto dead skunk no spray.

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Link Posted: 3/25/2009 5:55:43 AM EDT
I have cats-REAL cats! so possums+cat=dead cat.

Therefore I practice genocide on possums whenever I see one....if you think all those guns make a mess try an AR with a 55gr HP or SP.....fun fact:possums have so much intestinal worms it ain't funny
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 7:25:57 AM EDT
awwwwwe, sweet kitty
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 7:48:48 AM EDT
Them are some nice pet possums you got there.
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 11:11:55 AM EDT
Originally Posted By marksman121:
Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:

Originally Posted By the-fly:
Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:
A 125 grain Federal .357 round at 1500 fps makes interesting art when applied to one of those.


Does it look something like this?



Yeah, a lot like that. Next I want to try some of the Remington .44 Magnum JSPs at 1650fps.



What about 2 ounce #2 3 1/2 inch turkey loads?

*splat*


I bet a 3" magnum slug would be wicked
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 7:21:54 PM EDT
This thread needs another goofy fat possum, just for the hell of it.
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 7:28:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By cmjohnson:
This thread needs another goofy fat possum, just for the hell of it. https://www.shawnolson.net/media/1_Shawn_opposum_2785.jpg


I thought that was the point of your avatar.
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 7:30:27 PM EDT
Shut up and go eat your ants!




CJ

Link Posted: 3/25/2009 7:38:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By cmjohnson:
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l234/cmjohnson65/DSC_0631.jpg
Frankly I don't think they're ugly. A little bit unconventional, yes, but hardly ugly.

Of course, this is a young one.


That's my new desktop wallpaper. thanks for sharing!
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 7:45:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ThePontificator:
Originally Posted By cmjohnson:
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l234/cmjohnson65/DSC_0631.jpg
Frankly I don't think they're ugly. A little bit unconventional, yes, but hardly ugly.

Of course, this is a young one.


That's my new desktop wallpaper. thanks for sharing!

That one was walking across the fence one evening a couple months ago. I photographed it, so you know the source. A Satellite Beach, FL native opossum.


CJ

Link Posted: 3/25/2009 7:58:59 PM EDT
One of those stray cats live out here too!




Link Posted: 3/27/2009 4:06:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By whomper:
Possums are a bit different down here.
Nocturnal, and found mostly dead on the side of the road, or digging through the rubbish bins.

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w119/whomper619/Tassie/Critters/PB260160.jpg
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w119/whomper619/Tassie/Critters/PB260159.jpg


Much cuter then the US version.
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