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Yep, it's that time again geesh...

Hurley our Sibe had his rabies vaccine yesterday...he reacted badly last year so was dosed with enough benadryl to knock out a horse. Being so dopey did not slow him down when that possum was terrorizing our dogs from the top of our fence again. WTH is it with these possums? People say they are scared of people and dogs - not the possums we have. They sit up on our fence and terrorize our dogs. So we have Hurley trying to knock the thing off the fence, and Layla jumping and clawing to get at it.... it was a fun 30 minutes here. Hubby cracked it in the skull with a baseball bat, but it then fell between fences and we could not get it.

Went out this morning to check before we could let the dogs out... yay it was gone. Ooops no it was not, it was in the neighbors yard just outside our fence - another fun 30 minutes here. Layla barking so loud I was afraid someone would call the police on us LOL. I have a feeling she is going to be Hurley's partner in crime.......no critter will be safe in this yard.

I wish there was a way to get rid of these things for good. Hubby feels bad smacking them - we will now have to spend every night searching the fence line before letting dogs out. Animal control will not help us, and if we live trap them, we can be fined for setting them loose some where... What are we supposed to do with them?
 

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I wish there was a way to get rid of these things for good. Hubby feels bad smacking them - we will now have to spend every night searching the fence line before letting dogs out. Animal control will not help us, and if we live trap them, we can be fined for setting them loose some where... What are we supposed to do with them?
Proceed with caution, a opossum that is out and about during the day as well as showing no fear of humans is probably sick. Don't feel bad about "smacking" them, they can carry diseases and become quite nasty if cornered. They are not cute, friendly, cuddly animals.

We also have trouble with raccoons and fox. Living in a rural area we trap/ shoot them when they become a nuisance. You can also trap then drown them in a water barrel.

Be careful and keep your dogs away.
 

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Drown them? That seems a horrible way to die. I would use a live trap and take the critters to the animal shelter or wildlife facility to deal with.
 

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Proceed with caution, a opossum that is out and about during the day as well as showing no fear of humans is probably sick.

Oh I know, I think this bugger was still out there cause he was injured LOL. That crack in the skull must have gotten him good.

Hurley usually gets two - three possums every spring and fall.... our neighbor has been feeding them... I asked him to stop, but I guess he hasn't.
 

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Drown them? That seems a horrible way to die. I would use a live trap and take the critters to the animal shelter or wildlife facility to deal with.

No one will deal with them here, and if we are caught dumping them after live trapping them, we face fines. It is really unfair, to our dogs, the possums, and us LOL.
 

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I wish there was a way to get rid of these things for good.
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There is....

It's called Smith & Wesson.
 

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I wish there was a way to get rid of these things for good.
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There is.....

It's called Smith & Wesson.
 

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I wish there was a way to get rid of these things for good. QUOTE]
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There is....

It's called Smith & Wesson.

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We would prefer to do that, but too many houses too close. One of our nasty neighbors would call the police on us for sure.....

When we went through this last year, it was like we were being held hostage by possums. At night we would shine a spotlight on the fence before letting dogs out, and we would see 4 or 5 pairs of eyes staring at us from the fence.
 

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I would contact animal control about your neighbor feeding them and ask if that is against the law. Around here you are not allowed to feed them. I wonder if there is any type of repellant out there that would keep them away. We have them here but usually the dogs scare them away. They dont hang around long.
 

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Definitely find out what your local laws are about feeding wildlife, then have your neighbor busted for it if it's illegal. I had to do that about my neighbor feeding the racoons. We live trap raccoons almost nightly and hubby quietly and without fanfare relocates them to open space about three miles away.
 
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