My parents woke up this morning to find a baby possum standing in their living room. Picked him up with a big glove, stuck him in a cat carrier for release into the wild later today. No way of knowing how he got in, but varmits around these parts are pretty bold!<br><br><img src=http://glennwilson.com/cats/images/bpossum.jpg><br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>He also looks like a street person and lives in filth.<p><hr></blockquote><p>LOL, well you don't have to look like a street person to have all manners of animals around here. Biggerfoot can tell you...a large river runs right through the middle of town..and with it, all manners of animals. There's also an extensive flood drainage system, and the entire animal kingdom uses it as their personal hangout. <br><br>You never know what's going to pop out of the storm sewer...and they're bold too. Deer in the suburbs in the middle of the day? No problem!<br>You'll see a raccoon or a possum strolling down the middle of a street on a warm, sunny day in a neighborhood with $500K-$1M homes. <br><br>On the plus side, the city doesn't have a rat problem, so that's good. <br><br><br>
We live between two large creeks and we have animal life galore, possums racoons, skunks and I've seen coyotes in the fields nearby. We have beavers and nutrias building dams in the creek. I saw a great horned owl in my Oak tree last month while star gazing with the telescope, he was huge. It amazes me how much wildlife is in our neighborhood.<br><br>I chased 2 baby possums out of my backyard last night because one of my kids fed the dogs earlier (2 dachshunds) and left the dog food bag on the patio. The dachshunds live inside, eat outside. Of course I could let the dogs take care of them they were bred to hunt and kill badgers. They will rip a squirrel to bits if they get the chance. But then there's the rabies thing.<br><br>
My next door neighbor is a police officer and we were talking about the local critters and while working a stake out at night recently, he was constantly pestered by a skunk...no spray, but hard to stay hidden in the bushes!<br><br>
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