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Possum epedimic nipped in the bud!
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Rickstir    Posted 08-18-2004 at 12:56:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sunday, I checked the live traps we have around the sweetcorn hoping to find racoons. Found a possum. Dispatched it with a .22. Went about the semi-annual cleaning of the chicken house and while on a little break noticed some "movement" out of the possum. Couldn't be still alive I told myself. Eight babies were coming out of mama's pouch. Took the whole shebang and emptied it into the rive. Good ridence!

JB    Posted 08-18-2004 at 16:31:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Awww, man! That was mean! My mama would have whopped you upside the head for drowning babies of any kind! Hope you don't have nightmares, but it you see a pretty lady with silvery hair and green eyes chasing you with a baseball bat, that is my dearly departed mother, still protecting God's little critters! (And chastisin' them that do bad stuff!)

MikeGa    Posted 08-18-2004 at 16:31:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I hope you have your possum Liscense. Bad thing is the more you kill the more that comes to where you killed it to grieve over thier lost one. I have had a serious problem with them and the more I get rid of the more I get back. Right now I'm after ones that are killing my baby chicks and eating my eggs out from under hens that are setting. Not to mention they eat all our cats food. I'm thinking bout see if I can't get the national guard to stand guard at my barn being as they are a protected species and keep them away from my chickens. Can't shoot them around here until Oct. first day of possum season. Somebody better tell my wife about that law though cause she don't know about it and you know I always do as she says.

Burrhead    Posted 08-18-2004 at 14:09:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
uh-oh yer in trouble now Rickster. We're gonna have them PETA folks from the talerban after us now.

Paula    Posted 08-18-2004 at 14:18:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Sorry, I feel if you have to kill a thing you ought to kill it.
Throwing live animals in the river seems unecessarily cruel to

JMO of course.

Burrhead    Posted 08-18-2004 at 14:58:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
I can see your point but what about the poor family down stream who has been waiting so long now for some dead baby possums???

We should never deprive the folks down stream just cause we're on a little higher ground ourselves and have plenty of possums.

Well that was ethical and    Posted 08-18-2004 at 14:08:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
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CURIOUS    Posted 08-18-2004 at 14:40:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not trying to stir up any PETA or ethical hornet nest;
but just what is considered the humane ethical way to destroy eight little marsupial babies whose mother has expired?
They will not live without the mother so just what is the "proper" way to dispose of them?
Eight tiny little bullets? or what??

Paula    Posted 08-19-2004 at 08:55:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The easiest way I was thinking would be to reverse the blade on
the macete and hit them on the head. I think death would be
pretty quick.


mojo    Posted 08-18-2004 at 14:45:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
The easiest way I've found to put something out of it's misery is to gas it with the cars exhaust. Nice and warm and they just drift off to sleep.

Course I've been fortunate and haven't had to take care of a horse or something!

Burrhead    Posted 08-18-2004 at 15:01:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
We had mini-guns in the Army they might have mini-bullits but I never saw one.

mojo    Posted 08-18-2004 at 21:29:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
I thought mini balls were used as ammo in the civil war!? ;^)

Burrhead    Posted 08-18-2004 at 21:47:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
I never figgered it out either. I first thought them mini-guns were for the midget infantry. I aint going there on the mini-balls tho.

Pitch    Posted 08-19-2004 at 02:23:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Are'nt mini-balls something the French Army uses?

Burrhead    Posted 08-19-2004 at 07:18:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
could be Pitch.

I saw that French soldier of CNN too. I don't hear so good anymore but I thought she said their soldiers are called MeeMee Balls but it could have very well been Minnie Balls she said.

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