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Homemade Possum Trap and Last Nights Captive MWWUUAAHHAHAHA

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posted on Aug, 29 2017 @ 06:40 PM
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a reply to: introvert

Hope this helps a bit.


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posted on Aug, 29 2017 @ 06:44 PM
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originally posted by: introvert

originally posted by: CynConcepts
a reply to: myselfaswell

Cool trap, but I have to admit, that doesn't look like any opossum I have seen in my backyard! What is it really?

Edit add: just seen your post above. Have to admit that your possums are much cuter than ours in the USA!


It doesn't matter how cute it is.

Everything in Australia can kill you.


Haha! I realize cuteness means nothing in survival. My trail cam picks up all sorts of seemingly cute animals...but they are all predators towards my chickens and ducks!

Edit add: my hubby says I am deceptive too...he may be biased on my cuteness...but come to survival...I kick butt!

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Edit add2: though to be back on topic. I have found that the opossums up north are easier to catch. Throw a firecracker, they roll over and play dead...don't wait too long...immediately grab them by the tail and throw them into a box...thus relocate...or if starving...just grab a club and make possum stew. Never been starving enough yet, so I have relocated.
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posted on Aug, 29 2017 @ 06:49 PM
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originally posted by: introvert

originally posted by: CynConcepts
a reply to: myselfaswell

Cool trap, but I have to admit, that doesn't look like any opossum I have seen in my backyard! What is it really?

Edit add: just seen your post above. Have to admit that your possums are much cuter than ours in the USA!


It doesn't matter how cute it is.

Everything in Australia can kill you.





posted on Aug, 29 2017 @ 06:51 PM
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originally posted by: myselfaswell
a reply to: introvert

Hope this helps a bit.



Ahh. It's on the inside of the cage.

I get it now.

Thanks!
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posted on Aug, 29 2017 @ 07:29 PM
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originally posted by: Vasa Croe

originally posted by: introvert

originally posted by: CynConcepts
a reply to: myselfaswell

Cool trap, but I have to admit, that doesn't look like any opossum I have seen in my backyard! What is it really?

Edit add: just seen your post above. Have to admit that your possums are much cuter than ours in the USA!


It doesn't matter how cute it is.

Everything in Australia can kill you.




drop bears are very dangerous LOL
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posted on Aug, 29 2017 @ 09:35 PM
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Possums suck.... I've ran off countless at my house... Skunks and porcupines too. The porcupine was a fun one to get rid of. Dude imbedded quills into my wooden fence about half an inch deep.

I used exlax once to get rid of a possum. Slipped him some where he was sleeping. Apparently they don't have like to sleep where they poop. Exlax made that possible.
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posted on Aug, 30 2017 @ 12:01 AM
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Use to think no way it would work,but have used bobcat urine to ward off little critters from around my Mom's house. It was damn effective on squirrels in her attic the occasional roaming raccoon and possum. Used to have chewed up pine cones all over her driveway,sidewalk and deck, the last 2 years that problem is gone. Just got to spray a little all around and on the base of trees close to the house and reapply if it rains a a lot, spray it in the attic wait a day or two and then seal up where they were getting in best you can and hit that area with a dose or two. After a while they just go somewhere else. The hard part is getting the bobcat to pee in the bottle, you had better pet him first.
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posted on Aug, 30 2017 @ 12:25 AM
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We have several possums that frequent our back yard. The babies are adorable. The adults---not so much. But the adults are fairly fierce. They come for the scraps we put out. I watched a fox try to move a possum off some food one night. It was hilarious! The fox would dart up and bip the possum's tail with her nose. Possum would turn and hiss at the fox and go back to eating. Fox didn't give up, kept circling and bipping. Possum didn't even bother to hiss, just kept on eating. Raccoons stand patiently to the side and wait to see if the possum is going to leave anything to eat. The only thing other than a human that can make the possum scuttle away is our tom cat.

I'm told I ate possum as a kid. I remember my grandparents had a possum cage. If the dogs bothered one it would play dead or "sull." Pappy would scoop it up and put it in the cage and feed it for several days then butcher it. I don't specifically remember eating it but we ate all sorts of game. My grandfather preferred wild game to beef. One wall of the barn was always reserved for critter pelts.



posted on Aug, 30 2017 @ 01:01 AM
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I'm glad to hear possums can be beneficial. I spotted one in my back yard even though I live in a small city with a wood fence all around my back yard. I figure it must live in my trees. I thought my back yard looked like a jungle. Then I spotted a possum one day. I know something has gnawed on my potted plants killing the plants. I wondered if a sqirrel or possum would do that for moisture.



posted on Aug, 30 2017 @ 01:53 AM
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They only live a few years.

I wouldn't harm them.



posted on Aug, 30 2017 @ 02:22 AM
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a reply to: myselfaswell

Very nice trap. A star just for that. 8)



posted on Aug, 30 2017 @ 06:35 AM
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North American opossum also eats about 4000 ticks a week....beneficial little nasties..



posted on Aug, 30 2017 @ 07:05 AM
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a reply to: scraedtosleep

Thanks.



posted on Aug, 30 2017 @ 03:01 PM
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a reply to: putnam6

I got a big ass lazy cat I'll have to try and wrestle some pee out of. Does it have to be a Bob cat or would a regular feline do? I mean I can find a Bobcat down here easily but using my fat lazy cat would be easier.



posted on Aug, 30 2017 @ 03:10 PM
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LOL you might be better just using your own personal blend,my extremely limited understanding is its better if its from predatory animals and it should be male. LOL of course for all I know Billy Bob is pissing into a spray bottle that I'm buying for $8.99 and spraying around.



posted on Aug, 30 2017 @ 08:31 PM
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Actually, the urine from any meat-eating animal will work, including human. At least it works on my gardens.

Urine is a good natural fertilizer, just dilute it with water. modernfarmer.com...

I use cedar shavings for cat litter and just scatter the shavings from the litter box around the beds I need to protect from nibblers. (I remove the solids first of course.) The cedar shaving eventually compost and add their nutrients to the soil.



posted on Aug, 30 2017 @ 10:11 PM
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Dear ATS Readers, Writers,

The cats in Oz, have become quite wild. They number in the millions they reckon.

They are as bad, or even worse than the foxes that are running around here in Oz too.

Several critters have disappeared from Oz thanks to these 2 invaders. Cats and foxes.

On my island home, some species of finches have all but disappeared...this is from wild cats, so the wildlife Officers say.

Yeah, they are cute, but are very good predators, and kill heaps of critters.

Pravdaseeker




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posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 05:34 AM
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a reply to: Gothmog

Nothin like good southern hospitality.





bally



posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 05:58 AM
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Hey mate havent seen you around for a while . True story . When younger and collecting birds eggs was all the craze ( one egg per nest ) i found a possum in a hollow and thought it would be a good idea to keep it as a pet . It wasnt . Damn thing turned into a tornado of claws and teeth . Still it turned out better than trying to get the goanna out of a tree , that turned out ,,,, ummm not good . Turns out if you got a lizard longer that 4 feet and your arms are only 2 and a half feet or so there is no safe place to grab him/her . Growing up in the county eh .
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posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 06:05 AM
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Haha, reminds me once of a mate who was feeding a friendly possum and went to pat it. Flamin thing took to his finger so, being the tough bush firefighter he was, he punched it.

Well, apart from taking a piece off his finger the thing ran around in circles then up and over him before taking to the nearest tree.

Tough guy was traumatised. Squealed and carried on a bit. Rest of us were in fits of laughter.

Good to hear from you mate.

kind regards,

bally




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