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post #31 of 50
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Originally Posted by ccoccocats
Robin are you sure these pics are from the rescue site???? C'mon fess up!
Ok ok...I'm really raising possums too! (just kidding)

It seems though that the word is out on the street that I'm a big softy and so all the little animals are making their way to my house for food.

I wonder what I'll see tomorrow?
post #32 of 50
aaawww that poor little guy... I hope he/she's okay. I think it's really cute. Even if it doesn't look friendly. It's got fur, and a tail... that makes it cute

I glanced at the rescue site, and there are some realllllly cute ones on there... Hmm........ lol I doubt hubby would go for a possum. I'd love a ferret, but he and I both agree that we don't have the time for one. I have my girls, and they are great.
post #33 of 50
Aww, the poor possum!
We used to get alot of possums (and raccoons) in my area when I was a teenager but I have seen any in a long time. I remember one time (this was when the cats still went outside) I was sitting at the dining room table and heard a cat scratching at the window to come in...I looked to see which kitty it was and it was a possum!
post #34 of 50
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When I was a teenager, a boyfriend that I had at the time had a pet possum. The first time I saw it.....it scared me. But my boyfriend told me to just sit on the couch and it would come to me. I sat down and sure enough, that possum climbed up on my lap and laid on his back for me to scratch his belly. While I was scratching his belly, he wrapped that tail around my wrist.....I guess to make sure that I wouldn't stop.
post #35 of 50
I think the little possom in your yard is kinda cute. It makes me sad that the poor creature is hurt. I hope it will be alright.

You know I have kind of a sad possom story. It all happened one night I was driving to work. I live in Hollywood, and in a very residential section, so it's not common that you see much wildlife running around my streets, however on this particular night, I was driving down my street kind of fast, because I was running a bit late, when I saw red eyes in my headlights, and then as I drew nearer I could see the outline of a fairly large possom sitting in the middle of the street. I couldn't swerve out of the way, because there was a car right next to me in the next lane, and I couldn't slow down because someone was closing in on me from behind and the possom was just sitting there, frozen in the road. So, I thought that the only thing I could do was to try to angle my car in such a way, that the under-belly of my car would go over the possom, and that as long as it didn't move, I wouldn't hit it with my wheels. Well, just as I was over the poor creature, and beginning to think I was going get passed it without hitting it, I felt the thud on my back wheels. I looked out my rear veiw mirror and I saw it in the street, but I don't know if I killed it or not. All I could think was, "Why did you move, Possom? You would have been safe, if you hadn't have moved." I couldn't go back, because I was late for work,and because it was late at night, close to midnight, plus I was so freaked out about it, I was kind of in a daze. I'd never hit an animal before in my life. The next morning when I came home, I didn't see a dead possom on the road or any blood or evidence that there had been a dead possom, so I can only hope that the poor creature was OK.
post #36 of 50
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Originally Posted by KittyKook
Ok ok...I'm really raising possums too! (just kidding)

It seems though that the word is out on the street that I'm a big softy and so all the little animals are making their way to my house for food.

I wonder what I'll see tomorrow?
Who knows maybe a baby lamb or piggy?
post #37 of 50
I would all animal control to move him to a safe place. He looks hurt!!! do you know what happen to the little guy??? Opossums and skunks seem to like cat food for somereason... I don't know why.
post #38 of 50
Last night it was raining so we took the trash out and left it by the front door. This morning we saw that something had obviously torn into one of the bags and tried to eat some of our spaghetti and meat sauce. My boyfriend's first thought? That it was a possum...

Sorry but there's something about them that creeps me out. Their big fat hairless tails.. their sharp pointy-looking snout... gives me the shivers!
post #39 of 50
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Originally Posted by KittyKook
This is a picture that was on the possum rescue site of a baby possum. This one looks to be about the same age as the one who used to eat the cat food off the patio table when I lived in the condo.



And here's one I had to laugh at! This guy is definitely a "house possum" who has been pampered for quite awhile. Look how fat he is!


Oh my god that is just too cute!
i want one
post #40 of 50
Awwww, poor guy, I feel so bad for him. I don't think I've ever seen an oppossum before, I don't think we have them around here (maybe I'm wrong...). I think he's really cute! I hope one of those rescue groups can help him!

When I lived with my mom, we had a cat who liked to stay outdoors in the summer, so we left his food out there for him - raccoons used to come every night to eat it, and we'd watch them (didn't realise at that time what a bad idea that was re. rabies!), until one night a baby skunk showed up to eat, too! We stopped leaving the food out after that.
post #41 of 50
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Well the people from the wildlife rescue didn't call me back and the guy from the rescue site didn't email me back with any suggestions.

I haven't seen the possum today. I got out with the flashlight and looked under my deck today to see if he was under there. I also looked around my yard just in case he didn't make it and I didn't see him anywhere.
post #42 of 50
I don't know if this site will be terribly helpful since you live in TN, but an acquaintance of mine is a volunteer with an organization called Project Wildlife and she specializes in opossums. Here is a little fact sheet about them.
post #43 of 50
Oh what a cute little bubba! We have POSSUMS here in NZ, and everywhere you go there are signs up "Warning - Possum posion has been laid in this area. Keep all dogs on leads"
post #44 of 50
We had one in our house once. When I was young and stayed alternate weekends with my dad, he would leave the door open at night, to let the breeze in and so the cats could go in and out. We had 3 indoor outdoor cats from his wife, and if the main door was open, they could come through the screen door as the bottom was torn for them. (We lived in the woods, and no one bothered people's houses back then.) Anyway, one night Ogifer came through the door, and apparently the possum thought he would see what the cat was up to and followed him! Carol, my stepmom, was an insomniac, so she was sitting at the kitchen table reading, and started screaming bloody murder! Dad had to chase it out with a broom. Never came back, and we still left the door open.
post #45 of 50
When we lived in kind of an isolated house with woods behind us, Fred had a possum friend. He lived in the tree in fron of the house, but I never noticed him until he came inside on day. It was such a nice day, I had all the doors and windows open. I thought it was a cat coming in, but it was a possum. He just looked at me like he belonged there. Fred came out of the living room, and they walked out together. I saw them later, sitting on a tree branch above my car.
My MIL had one get in her house several times. It was big and aggressive. We came in late on night, and it was sitting on her kitchen counter, with a fork in one paw, and a banana in the other. It stood up and hissed at us, then ran out the door. It came back a few times and when she tried to shoo it out with a dish towel, it grabbed the towel and ran. They finally trapped it in a trash can and took it away to the other side of the woods.
post #46 of 50
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Originally Posted by krazy kat2
My MIL had one get in her house several times. It was big and aggressive. We came in late on night, and it was sitting on her kitchen counter, with a fork in one paw, and a banana in the other. It stood up and hissed at us, then ran out the door. It came back a few times and when she tried to shoo it out with a dish towel, it grabbed the towel and ran.
Tell me your kidding!
post #47 of 50
Nope! I am not kidding. It found a way into the house through a hole in the floor under the kitchen sink. MIL was scared to death of it, it was hilarious. It would rummage through the cabinets and the trash, push stuff off the counters, and just generally make a nuisance of itself. It would come in at night, even if people were home and awake. I was surprised they didn't just shoot it, since there were several hunters in the house at the time.
I kept hoping it would bite her, she's a hateful thing.
post #48 of 50
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Originally Posted by krazy kat2
Nope! I am not kidding. It found a way into the house through a hole in the floor under the kitchen sink. MIL was scared to death of it, it was hilarious. It would rummage through the cabinets and the trash, push stuff off the counters, and just generally make a nuisance of itself. It would come in at night, even if people were home and awake. I was surprised they didn't just shoot it, since there were several hunters in the house at the time.
I kept hoping it would bite her, she's a hateful thing.
What....you hoped your mother in law would bite the possum or vice versa?
post #49 of 50
I hoped the possum would bite the mean old hag!
But it probably would have poisoned the poor possum.
post #50 of 50
The first time I tried to trap, I caught a possum. I wasn't good with opening the trap, and I had no idea how I would get that thing out of the trap. I called the vet I borrowed the trap from. They told me to call Animal Control. I was skitzing! I couldn't find the number for Animal Control in the phone book so I called 911! When asked for my address, I kept giving them my phone number! I had to walk away from the door so I couldn't see the trap anymore. Then my brain started functioning.

Animal Control came, started laughing at me, and took the possum away.
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