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poor baby

I have this new guard for my shop and all my precious reclaimed and salvaged wood. My dogs killed the rest of his family when the babies were hardly a handful. This guy started showing up a few weeks later looking all sad. He keeps looming at the dogs, and us, hauntingly, as though we have the power to resurrect his mama. It is making me crazy. He looks so pitiful. -every night, sitting in a tree, or on the fence, with two pitbulls barking a few feet blow him him like crazy. -maybe they just gave him a little brain damage. Maybe he thinks since they killed his mom, it is their responsibility to take up the slack?

I want to trap him and take him to the trailer land, but he might have a worse chance there! -after all, he’s an urban opossum.

-- christine



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BigTiny

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#1 posted 1407 days ago

Hi Christine.

Tell him things could be worse, he could be in my back yard, complete with the frost warning tonight.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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rivergirl

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#2 posted 1407 days ago

So FEED HIM already.. the poor baby… you big meanie…. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 1407 days ago

A while back we had one in the house. I figure he got in through the shop. My daughter would take the dog out through the shop and the storage room and let her out into the fenced in back yard, but she would leave the two doors open thru the storage room into the shop and close the one from the shop to the kitchen. I told her that if “you keep leaving those doors open to the shop we’re going to have a critter in here.” I suppose that the possum came into the shop and hid then a while later she comes into the shop with the dog to let her out and left the kitchen door open for just a minute and in goes the possum. It wasn’t too bad; I got him out the next day. They’re pretty harmless and the animal control guy later told me that possums rarely get rabies.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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rivergirl

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#4 posted 1407 days ago

When I was a kid on the farm.. (for real about the farm LOL) among a plethora of critters we had a pet groundhog. Got him when he was a baby. It was wonderful.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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learnin2do

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#5 posted 1407 days ago

i gave him an apple, some rice, a hot dog, and a bagel last night -and i pet him
-he’s dog food for sure now.

-yeah, i heard rabies isn’t much of a concern since years of vaccination

-i hate to admit it, but, the first time i saw him, he was so little i thought he was a little reat, and i grabbed a pool skimmer and tried to bump him off the branch to the dogs…not like me at all!
-when i saw him catch his little self with his tail, and suddenly realized his short life story, i put the dogs in and encouraged his survivalism.
-poor baby, he probly tried to go back to his mommy…under the ramps…what a sad thought, going back to a dead mama, no mama milk or anything, no concept of what is going on. it’s no wonder he’s so weirded out looking.

-- christine

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littlecope

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#6 posted 1406 days ago

I caught one of those at work last June… Captured Possum
We relocated him to a wooded area. The little bit that I read about Opossums surprised me… They keep themselves about as clean as house cats!! Prehensile Tails, opposible thumbs, the only North American marsupials… and here I just thought that he was a cute little bugger!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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learnin2do

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#7 posted 1405 days ago

They really are cute!

-- christine

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