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Urban Possum Varmit...Freeper needs advice on how to get rid of possum living under porch.
8/9/03 | self

Posted on 08/09/2003 8:35:51 AM PDT by Imagine

I've got a possum living under my porch diggin up stuff during the night. Any suggestions on capturing or killing the critter???


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KEYWORDS: catchingpossums; possum; turass; wildlife
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This is a hugh problem, only series answers needed...
1 posted on 08/09/2003 8:35:52 AM PDT by Imagine
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To: Imagine
Have you seen the movie Caddyshack?
2 posted on 08/09/2003 8:36:23 AM PDT by jjbrouwer (Whaddyou talkin' about, Terminator?)
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To: jjbrouwer
Yes, but, weren't they moles???
3 posted on 08/09/2003 8:37:42 AM PDT by Imagine
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To: Imagine
I think they were gophers. Probably works with possums too.
4 posted on 08/09/2003 8:38:46 AM PDT by jjbrouwer (Whaddyou talkin' about, Terminator?)
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To: Imagine

5 posted on 08/09/2003 8:38:51 AM PDT by AntiGuv ()
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To: Imagine
Get a Havahart trap:


6 posted on 08/09/2003 8:39:15 AM PDT by Overtaxed
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To: Imagine

7 posted on 08/09/2003 8:39:47 AM PDT by jjbrouwer (Whaddyou talkin' about, Terminator?)
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To: Imagine
Place an open carton of worn-out Old Crusty Pantsuits under the porch.

The possum will flee for higher ground immediately.

Leni

8 posted on 08/09/2003 8:40:05 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Imagine
Mothballs scattered about should do the trick.
9 posted on 08/09/2003 8:40:31 AM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: Imagine
Just moved to a place where this seems to be a series problem. Neighbors tell us that keeping all entry/exits closed off is critical. But they don't tell us much about how to get rid of 'em once they are there. Gotta big mean cat?
10 posted on 08/09/2003 8:40:48 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Imagine
Buy a "haveaheart" trap, catch the critter (and family) and let them go in some secluded spot -- do not release them in an open area.

I released one once in an open field and crows swoooped in to attack that defenseless creature.

11 posted on 08/09/2003 8:41:04 AM PDT by thinktwice
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To: Overtaxed
My 89-year-old grandma impaled one with a pitchfork a couple of years ago out in her chicken coop.
This was at 3:00 in the morning... she said the chickens were raising hell & disturbing her sleep. :)

She's a pretty tough lady.

12 posted on 08/09/2003 8:41:14 AM PDT by Constitution Day (see you on the 18th!)
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To: Imagine
Hand grenade down the critter's hole.
13 posted on 08/09/2003 8:41:26 AM PDT by LibKill (The sacred word, TANSTAAFL.)
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To: Overtaxed
Ditto on the havahart followed by a .22 cal "pill" and a dirtnap.
14 posted on 08/09/2003 8:41:28 AM PDT by meatloaf
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To: Overtaxed; Imagine
Before you buy one, check with your local animal control. They may have some to loan.
15 posted on 08/09/2003 8:41:33 AM PDT by WSGilcrest (R.........9th generation Californiano)
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To: Imagine
You can purchase a Havahart trap at a hardware store. They are easy to use and very effective in capturing them unharmed.

You can kill him, but you might have a problem with the smell if you don't retrieve the corpse.

16 posted on 08/09/2003 8:42:16 AM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: OldPossum
Certainly, you must know a trick or two?
17 posted on 08/09/2003 8:42:18 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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18 posted on 08/09/2003 8:42:42 AM PDT by Consort
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To: Imagine
Call your local PETA representative.
19 posted on 08/09/2003 8:42:49 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (Vote for Arnold)
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To: Imagine
You need a posse! and you're probably going to have to have a stakeout.

How big is this possum. How about just a regular spring-loaded trap?? Is he real scarey?? or is it a wimp thing??

20 posted on 08/09/2003 8:43:06 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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