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#6243671 - 03/31/16 10:08 PM Well, what else could I do?
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So a possum got whacked in a conibear that was really intended to catch coons that steal the corn. My fiancé happened to notice a little crying baby on the ground and brought it home to me. Fed it a little bit of puppy milk replacement and picked some fleas off it... realized I couldn't care for it. It surprised me by having a very friendly demeanor. It liked to be picked up (no worries, I actually do have my Rabies shots...) and I decided to go check mama's body for any others. Sure enough there was one more live one. After cleaning them up some and getting their temp up we took them to a wildlife rehab. I mean, what the hell else could I do? Turns out they're awfully cute when babies... We have now sprung all the traps and removed snares so no more babies will end up in this situation...



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#6243931 - 04/01/16 07:44 AM Re: Well, what else could I do? [Re: GimmeABuck]
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They make interesting pets....
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#6243943 - 04/01/16 07:50 AM Re: Well, what else could I do? [Re: GimmeABuck]
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Yep. I went thru this with Little Billy Bad Bird. He didn't make it.
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#6243948 - 04/01/16 07:53 AM Re: Well, what else could I do? [Re: GimmeABuck]
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I usually tried to avoid killing a possum, as they don't live very long anyway, but sometimes they can try your patience. You did the right thing IMO
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#6243952 - 04/01/16 07:56 AM Re: Well, what else could I do? [Re: GimmeABuck]
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Girl, that's called having a caring heart and soul. up
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#6243958 - 04/01/16 08:01 AM Re: Well, what else could I do? [Re: GimmeABuck]
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Well played. up
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#6244061 - 04/01/16 09:03 AM Re: Well, what else could I do? [Re: GimmeABuck]
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Wasn't you the one that killed all those jackrabbits but you take baby possums to a wildlife rescue?
confused2 wtf loco

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#6244074 - 04/01/16 09:11 AM Re: Well, what else could I do? [Re: crosshare]
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Originally Posted By: crosshare
Wasn't you the one that killed all those jackrabbits but you take baby possums to a wildlife rescue?
confused2 wtf loco


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#6244140 - 04/01/16 09:45 AM Re: Well, what else could I do? [Re: GimmeABuck]
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Good thing you did there.
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#6244157 - 04/01/16 09:59 AM Re: Well, what else could I do? [Re: GimmeABuck]
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#6244163 - 04/01/16 10:01 AM Re: Well, what else could I do? [Re: Western]
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Originally Posted By: Western
I usually tried to avoid killing a possum, as they don't live very long anyway, but sometimes they can try your patience. You did the right thing IMO


This ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Well done
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#6244730 - 04/01/16 05:13 PM Re: Well, what else could I do? [Re: GimmeABuck]
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I was surprised by how docile they were, I figured they'd hiss or something. Nope, just hungry. I really did want to keep them but unsure of the legalities of that and really, I have no idea what I am doing. One of them choked a little on some milk replacement and it was clear I needed to hand them over to someone who wouldn't accidentally kill em. Man, they were cute. Sort of gave me a new appreciation for possums. Turns out the adults eat ticks, too. Didn't know that!

Crosshare, yep same one. The ranch belongs to a friend and he wants to get predators coming to one spot regularly, hence the need for jackrabbits. Plus, these were crying helpless baby possumsm the first of which was presented to me in a bucket. I don't see how killing a bunch of jackrabbits would negate the desire to help out some REALLY cute baby possums.
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#6244747 - 04/01/16 05:26 PM Re: Well, what else could I do? [Re: GimmeABuck]
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You did what your heart told you to do. it was the right thing to do. I bet it made you feel good. Just because you hunt doesn't mean you don't have compassion. up

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#6244755 - 04/01/16 05:36 PM Re: Well, what else could I do? [Re: GimmeABuck]
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Jetdad, your last sentence sums it up entirely!
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#6244769 - 04/01/16 05:54 PM Re: Well, what else could I do? [Re: GimmeABuck]
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We are hunters, should mean we are also stewards of what we enjoy.
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