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Old 09-25-2006, 02:57 AM   #1
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This evening while throwing some trash away out of the back of my car, I dsaw something grey and rat looking and realized it was a possum!!! I freaked the you know what out! My kids were strapped in their car seats inside! I screamed for my husband. I was behind our shop, and he was inside. He charged out, and the damn thing was relentless! Michael whapped it out using a beach chair and what did it do? It hopped back in!!! And tried to crawl under the middle row seat, right under one of my babies! Thankfully Michael grabbed it's tail just in time and threw it out and kept kicking it away. This friggin thing would not run away, it would just turn around and hiss!!!! We're just waiting to go back tomorrow and have it sitting in front of the door hissing at us some more, so we can't get in!

Could you imagine if that thing jumped on me while I was driving? I would've crashed for sure! It must have gotten in Friday night when I accidentally left one of the doors open for a few hours.

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Old 09-25-2006, 05:15 AM   #2
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FYI, they taste like chicken.

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I can’t imagine having one in the car. We had two in our garage one night. Finally got them out, and the next night one came back and started a nest behind our dryer. Would not leave! I finally had to get the cat carrier out and use a broom handle to force it in the cage. Took it about a mile out to a wooded area. Haven’t seen either one of them since.
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Them little fellaz bite like the dickens! Good thing your hubby didn't get whacked with those teeth. Other than that, they're a cool little creature just looking for somewhere warm to sleep.
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Last year I awoke in the middle of the night to hear our cat hissing at something in the bedroom. It turned out to be a baby possum. We caught him easily, but it was not the most thrilling thing to find in my bedroom in the middle of the night.

We later realized that he'd been in the house for several days (came in through the pet door) as we found his calling cards in the laundry room.

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Melissa, maybe the rest of his family is under the seat, which is why he wanted so hard to get back in there!
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Ya, possum when attacked ususally will not fight back much and just run off, unless protecting their young. I'd look around in the car real well.
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Melissa, maybe the rest of his family is under the seat, which is why he wanted so hard to get back in there!

My thoughts exactly, - - and like Double-A says, - - they usually prefer to avoid you, - - unless they feel a need to protect their young . . .
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Eeeeewwww!! I'm shivering at the thought of that right now!

We cleaned and checked the car pretty good, of course I was a little distracted, because I was being yelled at the whole time, because it's my fault that damn thing got in there. Right? And iit's because I had too much crap in there. You know, I'm such a pig and all...

Yep, I'll be walking to pick my son up from preschool.....

I think I'll take it in to get detailed. I drove it to the car wash right after but they did a poor job
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Thank God it wasn't a skunk!!
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Don't none of y'all eat'em? Ya just shove a perfectly good meal out the door?
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I hit one with a broom one time
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Don't none of y'all eat'em? Ya just shove a perfectly good meal out the door?
If I was hungry and poor, I certainly would. In the mean time, I make it a point not to consume wild animals who's diets consist mainly of garbage and rotting stuff.
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Its good eating, but quite fatty. Trick is to simmer with lots and lots of taters.
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At last! Someone who appreciates Southern dining! I also have 3 dressed Armadillos in the freezer and waiting on a friend due in this coming week.
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Melissa, maybe the rest of his family is under the seat, which is why he wanted so hard to get back in there!
That happened to my inlaws a few years ago. They heard scratching in the middle of the night. Turned on the hallway light and there was a possum scratching on the spare bedroom door. Mother-in-law freaked and the chase was on. Called me. I went up and caught it and let it outside. Father-in-law said he had notice the cat food disappearing much faster the last week or so. The cat never bothered it. And of course the urine smell. They thought the cat was doing it and were about to put it down.

Then a few days later my mother-in-law was in the spare bedroom trying to clean the smell out of the carpet. She looked under the bed and two sets of eyes looked back at her. Needless to say she freaked. Ended up that their were two more possums (smaller) probably the other ones kids and the first one was scratching to get into that room. Someone had come along and shut the door.

They figured the possums were in there for about a week because it had been about week since he was doing work in the basement and had left the outside cellar doors open most of the day.
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yep, those armadillo's (aka hoover hogs) are pretty tasty too. but you do have to remember that they carry leprosy.

Sign on the wall of a cafe I frequent---

The more you run over a possum, the flatter it gets.

They can have a real nasty temperment. Figure out why I'd been going through so much dog food one time when I caught one in an out shed . Thing had been pigging out so much, it weighed about 30 pounds. I did not escort it back to the woods

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At last! Someone who appreciates Southern dining! I also have 3 dressed Armadillos in the freezer and waiting on a friend due in this coming week.
I hope you aren't doing your community service by cleaning up road kill!

We got attacked by coons a few months ago, they pried open an attic vent and were doing the rumba in the attic at about 1 in the morning till about 3 am. Thankfully they left, probably ran out of beer, and I chicken wired the vent from the inside. Son-of-a bitches can take their party down the street.
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Melissa, you sound a little squemish. How about this scenario.

When I was just out of college I got a job as a photographers assistant and one of the duties was developing B&W film. The dark room was in the basement of an old Victorian house and about 3 times a year a bat would get in there and you wouldn't know it until you locked yourself in and got about half way through the development process. B&W film in the middle of hand processing can't be stopped, if you stop you ruin it so in pitch blackness you would be forced to continue, all the while you could hear the bat flying around the room doing laps and coming within inches of your head on every pass. Nothing you could do but continue processing and watching the red glow of the timer counting down the minutes... all the while hearing the sound of that bats wings...

Wasn't there a game show not too long ago where they would do stuff to you to distract your concentration? I would have been great on that show!
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Oh man,there's no way I would've been able to handle that. I would've ran out of there screaming my head off and I don't think I would've stopped screaming for the entire rest of the day!

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