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Old September 21st, 2011, 09:55 PM
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Question We got possum

come home tonight to find "petey" the possum on our front porch "sharing" kibble from trooper kittys bowl. He so far is very calm, very cautious and not agressive whatso ever. He even waits "his turn" before sharing in the kitty kibble.

Can anyone tell me the "downside" to not trapping him and relocating him.
As he really dosent seem to be a nussiance, and other than the food he eats, is no cost to us.

He's definatly a "HE" , but he's young. So I'd say..we've got a juvy on our hands. THANKS.
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Old September 21st, 2011, 10:47 PM
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Here's Petey the Possum - so cute
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Old September 21st, 2011, 11:16 PM
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I don't know how true this is, but I once heard a farmer tell our vet that possums were killing his barn cats. You might want to keep an eye on your cats, just in case.
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Old September 22nd, 2011, 12:16 AM
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What a sweet little face!!!
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Old September 22nd, 2011, 09:13 AM
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Possums are darling until they open their mouths--they have the most teeth of any north american mammal as I recall We've never had any problems with possums, but when cornered, they can put up a good fight. So yes, there's a chance they might have a run-in with a cat and hurt it, but would a cat attack something that big in the first place?

There's always the possibility of diseases and worms being passed from wildlife to pets, but getting rid of one possum would likely not stop that from happening--there's always some other critter to step into its place. So you might want to increase the deworming schedule on your pets, or at least take in more frequent fecal samples for testing.
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Old September 22nd, 2011, 09:54 AM
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oh my god he's sweet, all I know about them is you can train em like raccoons....*L* lot of help I am
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