Sponsor Message:
Non Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
I Just Whacked A 'possum!  
User currently offlineSkywatch From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 923 posts, RR: 5
Posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2283 times:

So it's 12:40am here in Texas, and my beagle started howling. Turns out, there was a 'possum on the fence. After putting the dog inside, I took my tree trimming pole and whacked him off that fence! There was a nice thud to go along with it. Maybe he won't come back now!   My dog also finds rats, armadillos, and snakes...usually at 3:00am when I have to shut him up! An owl has been keeping the squirrel population down, thankfully. Might actually get some pecans out of my tree this year! Anyone else have annoying vermin pay them a visit?

---Skywatch

[Edited 2007-09-30 07:46:37]


------Forever Watchin' The Sky------
58 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineStrasserB From Singapore, joined Nov 2005, 1541 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2265 times:

Quoting Skywatch (Thread starter):
I Just Whacked A 'possum!

 eyepopping   eek   faint 

I guess you'd check out this link:
http://www.opossumsocietyus.org/frequently_asked_questions.htm



 cheerful 



Still, even in the most arid desert is an airport somewhere ...
User currently offlineSkywatch From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 923 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2211 times:

Question: There is an opossum in my yard. What do I do?


Answer: Nothing. Leave it alone. If it is injured or orphaned then read the “Found an Orphaned or Injured Opossum?” section. Otherwise, enjoy watching wildlife in your own backyard! Opossums are beneficial: eating the harmful, unwanted pests around your home such as snails, slugs, spiders, cockroaches, rats, mice and snakes. Think of the opossum as your free gardener. The opossum is known as “Nature’s Little Sanitation Engineer” for a good reason!


Pshhh. No one in Texas believes that. If I was out of city limits, it might have met a piece of lead from my .22! We really are rednecks down here....one of the few stereotypes with some truth to it! My great grandmother would get up in the middle of the night and shoot racoons that dared venture onto her property. Imagine an 85 year-old lady in her nightgown coming out of the door with a side-by-side and letting 'em have it! Craziness! Big grin

Question: My dog kills opossums. What can I do?

Answer: Keep the dog indoors at night. This way the dog will not be able to injure or kill the opossums. Take the dog outside on a leash to do his “business”. If not possible to keep the dog indoors, then confine the dog to the garage or a run from dusk to dawn. If again not possible, then place a few large PVC pipes (8 inch diameter, 5-6 feet in length) in the yard. This will provide the opossum with a place to escape, should an attack occur. Remove pet food and other attractants from your yard to encourage opossums to move on.

Time to get some PVC pipe!  Yeah sure

---Skywatch



------Forever Watchin' The Sky------
User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5517 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2165 times:

Quoting Skywatch (Reply 2):
We really are rednecks down here...

Well you're damn right about that!


User currently offlineSprout5199 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2076 times:

Quoting Skywatch (Thread starter):
Anyone else have annoying vermin pay them a visit?

I left my sliding glass door open one night, I got up in the morning to find a small(baby?) possum laying dead in my kitchen(attacked by my cats so I thought). Thought to my self I'll put it in the trash after my shower, and fully dressed. Got a shower, and dressed ready to put the poor thing in the trash, but it was gone----was playing possum with me.

Dan in Jupiter


User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2056 times:

Quoting Skywatch (Reply 2):
Question: There is an opossum in my yard. What do I do?

Call the Easter bunny



User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11648 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2037 times:

Quoting Skywatch (Reply 2):
We really are rednecks down here....one of the few stereotypes with some truth to it!

Yeah, we know, you elected one to the Whitehouse


Signed, the rest of the World


 Wink



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26449 posts, RR: 75
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2027 times:

Quoting Skywatch (Reply 2):
The opossum is known as “Nature’s Little Sanitation Engineer”

LMAO. More like "Nature's Little Mean Bastard"



Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2019 times:

A swift pop to the head with my 3 iron normally takes care of them. They tend to congregate around my back garden from June to August.

User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2009 times:

Quoting Skywatch (Thread starter):
I took my tree trimming pole and whacked him off that fence!



Quoting Skywatch (Reply 2):
If I was out of city limits, it might have met a piece of lead from my .22!



Quoting Skywatch (Reply 2):
My great grandmother would get up in the middle of the night and shoot racoons that dared venture onto her property.



Quoting Skywatch (Reply 2):
My dog kills opossums.



Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 8):
A swift pop to the head with my 3 iron normally takes care of them.

You people are much too inhumane.


User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 11 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2004 times:

Quoting Queso (Reply 9):
You people are much too inhumane.

 rotfl  And how would you deal with such pests and vermin?


User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 11 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2001 times:

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 10):
And how would you deal with such pests and vermin?

12 gauge shotgun, full choke, loaded with #4 lead shot. No sense in messing around with it.


User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (6 years 11 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1994 times:

Quoting Queso (Reply 11):
12 gauge shotgun, full choke, loaded with #4 lead shot. No sense in messing around with it.

And that's kinder than a swift break to the neck, which kills it instantly?


User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 11 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1973 times:

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 12):
Quoting Queso (Reply 11):
12 gauge shotgun, full choke, loaded with #4 lead shot. No sense in messing around with it.

And that's kinder than a swift break to the neck, which kills it instantly?

What, you think a shot from a 12 gauge lingers?  Smile


User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (6 years 11 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1963 times:

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 13):
What, you think a shot from a 12 gauge lingers?

 laughing  No, but Queso's insistence that it's more humane than breaking it's neck and killing it just as quick is a bit ludicrous.


User currently offlineFumanchewd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 11 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1947 times:

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 14):
No, but Queso's insistence that it's more humane than breaking it's neck and killing it just as quick is a bit ludicrous.


Nothing wrong with taking care of vermin and working on your swing a little. If you hit it crisp, I bet you could drive the head a good 200 yards with a driver. Hit the club on the ear and it flies in a wicked slice.  Wink

I hate opossums only because of they way they are pronounced. Its just ackward.


User currently offlineDC10extender From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 617 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 11 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1924 times:

Big version: Width: 480 Height: 360 File size: 35kb



Did you ever read on your birth certificate that life is fair? Thats cause its not there.
User currently offlineShannoninama From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (6 years 11 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1921 times:

Quoting Continental (Reply 3):

Well you're damn right about that!



Quoting Skywatch (Reply 2):
We really are rednecks down here



Quoting N1120A (Reply 7):
More like "Nature's Little Mean Bastard"

 checkmark  Redneck chiming in here Big grin , and i can tell you, possums are known as pests in the fullest extent of the word around here. Toss em in the same category as rats, mouses, mesquitoes and all... yes 



Shan Big grin


User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (6 years 11 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1907 times:

Quoting Fumanchewd (Reply 15):
Nothing wrong with taking care of vermin and working on your swing a little.

Absolutely, and that's why I use my 3 Iron. My strongest swing in terms of accuracy, height, and distance is on that club. I've not missed one of the little fuckers yet, but I haven't decapitated one either. Every one has ended up rigid and lifeless within nanoseconds of that sweet spot hitting their cranium. That and I'm now a dead cert to birdie any Par 4 you throw my way.


User currently offlineSkywatch From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 923 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (6 years 11 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1899 times:

Quoting Shannoninama (Reply 17):
Redneck chiming in here , and i can tell you, possums are known as pests in the fullest extent of the word around here. Toss em in the same category as rats, mouses, mesquitoes and all...

Hey Shannon! Long time no talk! Yep, anything that makes my dog howl is a pest. Then I have to get out of bed, (usually around 3:00am  Sad ) and put him inside. I had him neutered too early, so he screams bloody murder instead of the nice deep bay that beagles should have. Big grin People are always asking If I'm hurting him whent hey hear him "howl."

Quoting Queso (Reply 9):
You people are much too inhumane.

Hmmmm...I suppose you wouldn't like to hear my target practice at the creek stories? Turtles are easy kills, gars are harder, and carp are almost impossible! And try shooting a dang water moccasin...they are so thin and fast! My grandpa would just skip the shooting part and beat the crap out of 'em with a stick! He killed mice in his Colorado cabin with a pistol.
My dad and grandparents lived on farms and ranches for the most part, so the gun was the taker of life. If the dog got too sick to stand, bye bye doggy. Vet bills were too expensive for a dog that you picked up off the road. We definitely don't support the suffering of animals, so we just take 'em out quick!

---Skywatch



------Forever Watchin' The Sky------
User currently offlineStrasserB From Singapore, joined Nov 2005, 1541 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (6 years 11 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1891 times:

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 18):
Absolutely, and that's why I use my 3 Iron. My strongest swing in terms of accuracy, height, and distance is on that club. I've not missed one of the little fuckers yet




Still, even in the most arid desert is an airport somewhere ...
User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3769 posts, RR: 13
Reply 21, posted (6 years 11 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1874 times:

I must say that I find the fact that you all seem to enjoy killing small animals for no apparent reason quite disturbing... Didn't Manson start out that way as well?  duck   wink 

Cheers
Mats



Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
User currently offlineSkywatch From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 923 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (6 years 11 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1859 times:

Quoting Doona (Reply 21):
I must say that I find the fact that you all seem to enjoy killing small animals for no apparent reason quite disturbing...

I didn't kill that possum. If I was going to kill it, I would have shot it. I don't believe in cruelty.  no 
A swift knock into the neighboor's yard ain't cruelty, that's a demostration of authority! Big grin Trust me, if you had grown up in Texas, you wouldn't think twice about any of what has been said here. It's old hat. Different culture, different "morals." We see come up in a lot of our discussions here!



------Forever Watchin' The Sky------
User currently offlineSprout5199 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (6 years 11 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1848 times:

Quoting Skywatch (Reply 22):
Trust me, if you had grown up in Texas, you wouldn't think twice about any of what has been said here. It's old hat. Different culture, different "morals." We see come up in a lot of our discussions here!

Same here in Florida. Possums and armadillos are the #1 road kill. And I think armadillos are a little bit stupider(is that a word?), They want to jump just as you are driving over them, even though you put them right in the center of your car. If they wouldn't jump they would survive. Plus they smell bad when cooking on the exhaust system.  vomit 

Dan in Jupiter


User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (6 years 11 months 6 days ago) and read 1835 times:

Quoting Sprout5199 (Reply 23):
Same here in Florida. Possums and armadillos are the #1 road kill.

I ripped off the front spoiler of a friends Ferrari hitting one of those bastard armadillos. Pain in the ass animal if you ask me.


25 IFEMaster : Except that it's not for no apparent reason. A few years ago, one got in to a fight with my neighbour's cat, bit it, and gave it rabies. The poor cat
26 NeilYYZ : I've never had to deal with the possum, but the raccoon is quite the pain in the ass up here in Canada. I've been known to chase them away from the ga
27 Post contains images Airfoilsguy : They can also be quite vicious. I cornered one by accident in a stairwell once and they have very nasty looking teeth. My roommate wanted me to shoot
28 Post contains images Huskyaviation : Wow, that's for sure. You mean mice? Doubt that has anything to do with it. And seem to take a lot of pleasure in doing it. Didn't kill it, but I won
29 Post contains images Skywatch : Got any better theories? I hear other beagles that can howl like any other dog....mine sounds like he has his tail caught in a bench grinder. Underst
30 HuskyAviation : I have two male dogs who were each neutered around the same time and one has a much deeper bark than the other--one of them sounds like "woo woo" and
31 Post contains images Skywatch : Interesting....well, whatever his problem is, my dog sounds awful! ----Skywatch
32 Post contains images Mbj-11 :
33 Post contains images QFA380 : Possums down under are very different to your ones. They can be quite noisy at night running around on roofs but they're not that bad. We have one tha
34 Post contains images Skywatch : Your 'possums look pretty cool. Most of ours are hideous, having the appearance of an overgrown rat. And when they bare their teeth at you..... I had
35 Post contains images Af773atmsp : My dog has killed a couple rabbits and one squirrel. Two times my dog has found a wood chuck and gets bitten. And my dog has chased a turkey and its b
36 Post contains links Lamedianaranja : www.cuteoverload.com has so many sweet possums too. The baby is just gorgeous (pocketpets category).
37 Post contains images BigOrange : Sick B*****d {ROTFL} {Checkmark} A**hole Sick and Cruel B*****d Sick and Cruel B*****d Maybe someone should try doing the same to you Total BS. A pos
38 Post contains images UnknownUser : Too bad the truth will probably be deleted.
39 Post contains images Springbok747 : Great work man. Now can you please come here and whack my neighbour's stupid cat?
40 Post contains images Skywatch : I'll send my uncle right away! He would pop intruding cats with a .22 if they kept coming back into his yard! He's the same one who blew a marmot ins
41 Airfoilsguy : Always amazes me that there are people out there so twisted that they would rather see a human die then some animal.
42 Bwest : Erm, it's not as if this was a situation "either the human dies or the animal". Here there's just an animal sitting somewhere and people get a kick o
43 Post contains images Airfoilsguy : Isn't that always the case.
44 Post contains images StrasserB : Ha! I'm already well prepared! Signed by, Your Neighbor's Stupid Cat
45 Johnboy :
46 HuskyAviation : LOL, what are you talking about? When did anyone say that? None of the things people have been describing in this thread involved anything remotely c
47 Dougloid : For small favors we can be ever so thankful. For our European colleagues it helps to think of Texas as a foreign country, because there's no competen
49 BigOrange : I wasn't talking about killing a human, although I realize it looks that way due to the quoted text. I was hoping someone would whack Skywatch off a
50 Post contains images Airfoilsguy : I don't think there is an American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Australia.
51 StrasserB : Happy Birthday!
52 Post contains images Skywatch : I do believe he meant Austin, not Australia! Of course they don't advocate whacking possums....and I don't fully advocate the ASPCA. So, I can keep w
53 Dougloid : I've heard it all, pro and con. I've watched this thread morph and convolute back and forth. Killing small animals because you are bigger and because
54 Johnboy : I was kinda thinking that myself.
55 Post contains images Scottieprecord : (O)Possums are a fuckin nuisance! Why don't y'all (yea I'm from Texas) go on some righteous crusade against rat traps? Prolly cuz you've actually had
56 Post contains images HuskyAviation : How do you know what is and what is not necessary for the environment? Sweet, foxes are cool, there was one in the neighborhood where I grew up. You
57 Scottieprecord : My question still remains: Why don't you go on some righteous crusade about rat traps? Haha yeah right! In city limits like that?? I jus ran over him
58 Post contains images Skywatch : It's all relative to what people see as a nuisance...then "cruelty" morphs into "solving a problem." In Texas, the "solving the problem" aspect goes
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Just How Big Of A Tosser Are You? posted Mon Sep 24 2007 20:15:04 by BananaBoY
Now This Is Just Spooky ....... posted Wed Sep 19 2007 00:38:26 by Alberchico
Just When We Thought Chavez Could Not Get Worse... posted Tue Sep 18 2007 00:48:59 by AndesSMF
A Nuke Terrorist Attack - Just A Matter Of Time posted Sat Sep 15 2007 20:11:29 by LHStarAlliance
Just How Gay ~is~ The GOP? posted Mon Sep 10 2007 18:06:09 by ConcordeBoy
My Dog Just Died posted Mon Aug 27 2007 02:13:31 by RedArrows
One Of The Planes I Flew Last Month Just Crashed! posted Thu Aug 23 2007 15:56:51 by AirPacific747
I Just Lost My Dad.... posted Tue Aug 21 2007 22:47:50 by Pawsleykat
Just Got A New Computer posted Sun Aug 19 2007 06:56:17 by Slovacek747
John Edwards - Just Another Hypocritical Lib posted Fri Aug 17 2007 21:14:36 by Pope