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Miss Ragdoll    Posted 07-05-2004 at 08:52:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi I have a possum problem I believe a possum had babies under my moble home. My neighbors tree roots have caused an opening I thought I had a mouse to my surprise it is a possum. I caught I thought the only one and threw it out across to an empty lot. I can't kill at least by hand any way It must of found its way back, caught it again put it in a box then in my garbage can with lid, a slow death I know kinda inhumane then my dog starting barking again in the kitchen so I looked where I had found the other one and sure enough another one!! Please help I dont want these under or in my home.

eg    Posted 07-05-2004 at 11:25:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
waste not, want not!

Amount Ingredient
1 x eight-pound Opossum fat removed
1 x Opossum liver
Salt as needed
Freshly-ground black pepper as needed
Butter as needed
1 med Onion chopped
1 cup Cracker crumbs
1/2 tsp Soy sauce
1 x Hard-boiled egg chopped
1/2 tsp Celery salt
5 cup Boiling water
8 x Beef extract cubes

Instructions: Rub opossum inside and out with salt and pepper. Fry liver in hot butter until well done. Remove liver and brown onion; remove onion. Chop liver and blend with onion, crumbs, soy sauce, chopped egg, celery salt, and 1 cup boiling water with 2 beef extract cubes. Stuff opossum with this mixture and truss. Put in a roaster, back up, and pin on salt pork. Dissolve 6 beef cubes in remaining boiling water and pour around opossum. Roast at 350 degrees for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, basting frequently.

This recipe yields 6 to 8 servings.

Jim    Posted 07-05-2004 at 09:44:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Try stuffing some rags soaked real good in ammonia into the holes and putting something over the hole - or fill the hole with broken glass and rock and covered with a heavy rock.

I have also had luck when finding them out in the yard taking a real good bottle sprayer that I can spray with from about 10 feet, set it on stream, and using commerical ammonia covering the body of the animal. Others in the hole dont like when he goes home. (You could always have another bottle of bleach to also spray him with, but be carefull creates clorine gas.)

Clod    Posted 07-05-2004 at 09:15:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
WEll,,They will bite you if you let them.Someone will tell you how to get rid of them.But just plug the entrance and they wont get in.

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