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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

I live in the DAMN City!

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Welcome to my world, ladies & gentlemen.
I live in the damn city. The CI-TY.
I should not have psycho squirrels, and now--------rodents.
Rodents, I say.
A possum family.

Where the F*ck do they sleep?
I have now seen 2 baby possums come up & eat the cat's food. No wonder I go through so much cat food, right? I already knew that Dixon was sharing his breakfast/lunch/dinner with this gray cat...I call her his girlfriend.
ANYWAY....the other night, I saw two baby possums up on the porch. Not very big, but big enough that I knew what they were. And when does their evil little possum mom teach them to be so hateful? They steal food & hiss & look mean. They're nasty.

But---I don't want my husband to kill them.
They're just babies! Sure, they've probably got a mom somewhere...but, who wants the babies to grow up without a mom? I don't want to kill any of them. I just want them to....relocate.

In the meantime: YUCKOLA!



At 10:53 AM , Blogger Patty said...

EWWWW! YUCK is right! Try to have them removed. Just FYI I googled the little rats to see them up close and read, "Possums are protected, like all other native animals under the Wildlife Act 1975. They must not be harmed in any way."

I'm sorry they are in your yard.

At 1:36 PM , Blogger Zephra said...

Possums are mean little things. We used to have to keep the chicken locked up at night because of them. Yes, we had chickens...what of it? Anyway, call around. Someone can take them out for you. Try animal control but don't be surprised if they could care less.

At 1:59 PM , Blogger ~JJ! said...

That's a funny frickin' picture.

I have racoons and rats...Hmmm...Yum.

At 3:56 PM , Blogger Alissa said...

I hate to break it to you, but they're not gonna relocate. As a matter of fact, eventually they'll start bringing their friends for a free meal, too. It would help if you'd only feed the cat in the morning and not leave any food out at night, but that's no guarantee either. They're likely living under someone's house or shed--that's where ours were. We trapped them and, uh, disposed of them. And then blocked off all access to below the house.

At 6:16 PM , Blogger Christy said...

Maybe you should bring the cat food inside. Possums are scary.

At 6:25 PM , Blogger Beth said...

Wow - possums are ugly looking creatures. I'm feeling a bit more kindly toward the raccoon family that hangs out around here. They may be a nuisance, but they look kind of cute.

At 9:32 PM , Blogger Swishy said...

Ughhh! I have raccoons. They scared the living shit out of me tonight ... I don't know WHAT kind of noises they were making!

At 7:30 AM , Blogger Catizhere said...

Get a big dog. My husky ate a possum once. It was probably the grossest thing I'd ever seen in my life. And I looked at the placenta after the kids were born. Ever seen a placenta? eww. Aaannnyway.... Try taking some old rags & soak them in ammonia. Place them at the foot of the steps to your porch, on the porch and scatter a few around your property line. It works with skunks, so maybe it'll work for possum (Opossum??)

At 8:09 AM , Blogger gmcountrymama said...

I live in the country so there are all sorts of wildlife that come to visit. Once we had a family of porcupines that were nightly chewing on our porch stairs. We put hot sauce on the stairs and that took care of that. Also, we don't leave our cat's anything but water outside. The animals still visit though, just to eat the bird food.

At 8:40 AM , Anonymous Tara said...

We've never had a possum problem but we have every other sort of little creature living in our yard/garage. We just consider them our little friends and as long as they abide by our rules we're okay.

At 9:15 AM , Blogger Bee said...

I feel that way about skunks! There I am minding own business when all of sudden the smell comes thru my window! :op

At 7:09 AM , Blogger zirelda said...

LOL! Sorry, I'm rural and used to such things. My mother's neighbor got up in the middle of the night to let her dog in and realized when she saw the white line down the middle of it's back that it wasn't the dog.

What I'd really like to do something about at my house is the neighborhood cats....

At 4:25 PM , Blogger Maria said...

I used to think possums were cute until I came home from work one day and saw one sitting under the bench in our front yard. I went close to have a better look and that thing did EXACTLY the face you have in your pic and hissed at me. Scared the bloody hell out of me.


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