posted on May, 23 2005 @ 05:53 PM
Anyways...... I can't believe a redneck like me missed this.
Have woodchuck hunts on fathers day, or in one case a raccoon in someones wall and made it a pet! It got stuck and you could hear it scratching away
trying to escape, and it did, till it got stuck in another part of the wall, and we had a whole game of where is it now where you go around trying to
find out where the coon was at the time.
Anyways, Opossums(yes O, it is silent, but it is there) are the oldest mammal in the USA. The skulls have a ridge that is big, showing how old it is.
If you know anything about skulls and stuff you know things like a red fox is newer then a grey fox due to the grey fox having a larger ridge on
it's skull then the red fox. Not really useful, but cool to know.
Also Anyways, never use a shotgun, or mainly guns at all for Opossums. A bow and Arrow work well, same with crossbow, no lead, no holes in patio,
whatever. Or like my uncle does make a alchohol melon, a watermelon cut in half and beer poured into it, and leave it out. He has gotten several
Opossums, Coons, and once a skunk, but that one he let go. Also, eat it! Smoked meat is good, smoked deer, coon, duck, all good.
Best shot? Raccoon with a BB gun, in one eye out the other. Wasn't even trying to do that, just point, shoot, and lucky shot. Opossums are vicous
little creatures, about as bad as a cat for they use both claws and teeth. Not that my cat has any troubles with them, he has killed/brought them in
several times. Although no raccoons yet, and doubt he will get one, he came in once with fur missing a a couple scars, figured it was a coon.