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Old May 25th, 2011, 02:25 PM
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An upsetting day in our little Oasis..

A bad day period!!
First thing I saw when I woke up,a large dead Possum right in front of our houseit was a male,so no babies in the pouch.

Next,I think I told you the empty house next door have raccoons in the roof..
well,the new owner is replacing the roof.
He knows there are Raccoons,I told him,but hestill decided to just put the new roof on.
This morning,a baby tried desperatly to get in,but they shooed him away and he is now in my hedge.
I called the Oakville Humane Society,a young man,whom I know from before came,he picked up the Possum,then he checked out the baby and decided to leave it in case mom comes for him,if he's still there tomorrow he'll pick it up.

He talked to the people,told them it's animal cruelty if they block the way out for the Raccoons,so they checked the attic and said there was no Raccoons there,I hope they are right,but I have a feeling they did not check good enough,the one guy who checked,is terrified of coons.
We'll see...tomorrow.
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Old May 25th, 2011, 03:34 PM
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Oh Chico, that's so frustrating...poor possum...and poor baby coon! Hopefully momma comes for him and has found a new home!
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Old May 25th, 2011, 03:41 PM
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how young is the baby Chico? if old enough to eat, maybe you could put something out for it? dry dog food? cat kibble? and a dish of water
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Old May 25th, 2011, 03:42 PM
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krd,I feel really down,now it's raining and cool,that little guy is still hiding in the hedge,the roof is done.
I there are no more babies in there,omg,I wish I did not care,like so many other people..
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Old May 25th, 2011, 03:45 PM
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oh and if the mom wants in bad enough chico, she can do considerable damage getting back in . we had one next door chew through the soffet (sp?) and paneling to get into the roof
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Old May 25th, 2011, 03:48 PM
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I hope so Melindabut this baby is still on the outside,terrified..
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Old May 25th, 2011, 03:58 PM
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can you snuggle a sideways box of some kind into your hedges?? possibly with a flannel rag? something he won't get his nails caught in?
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