Friday, January 16, 2015

Pesky Possum

We've lived out in the country for ten years now. In those ten years we have seen a wide variety of wildlife from turkeys and deer to coyotes and snakes. What I haven't seen is a possum.....or opossum or however you want to spell it. I see them dead on the side of the road but that's about it. So I was kind of excited when I opened up the drapes to see this:

A real, live possum not two feet outside the sliding glass door! It was cool. Interestingly enough the cats weren't even phased by it standing there eating their cat food. They might have been thinking "if we don't move it won't see us." Because they weren't moving, not even a little bit.

So once it found the cat food it decided we weren't half bad and decided to hang around for a couple of days. For those two days things weren't too great in our house. Having three territorial dogs living in the house with a marauding possum just outside the glass door made for a very loud situation. So much barking. I couldn't take it anymore. I jumped in my car and went to the local farm and ranch store to pick up a catch and release trap. $24.99 later I got home, baited it with a can of cat food and waited. I locked up our cats in the shop so I wouldn't accidentally catch them. 

The next morning I eagerly peeked outside the window and laughed when I found this:

The neighbors cat. Doh. He wasn't too thrilled as you can see. I kept it baited but failed to catch the pesky possum. In fact, I haven't seen him since. He must have wandered on his way, in search of more tasty cat food somewhere else.

1 comment:

Granny Randi said...

Poor neighbors cat! Love the expression on it's face!