Set trp for vicisous preador

NNNN Senior MemberPosts: 23,967 Senior Member
Look what I caught instead!

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  • FreezerFreezer Senior Member Posts: 1,496 Senior Member
    A vicious omnivore!
    I like Elmer Keith; I married his daughter :wink:
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,729 Senior Member
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,967 Senior Member
    bullsi1911 wrote: »
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    How you'd know I was after a feral cat
    I used 'possum food by mistake.
    A Veteran is someone that served in the Military, it does not matter where they served.
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,653 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    I have a buddy who does that for a living. He would have charged you $165 to set up, trap, and remove that critter.
    And people pay it....... All. Day. Long.

    After he 'humanely' captures the vermin, and departs, does he put a .22 bullet in the head? ...or just drive around the block and release it. Answer carefully - his ethics and business acumen are at stake. :jester:
  • NCFUBARNCFUBAR Senior Member Posts: 4,324 Senior Member
    LOL that one is just a baby ... I caught one last night also. All I used was a broom and bucket. We have them get on the porch every so often and all I do is swat him into a corner, pin him down with a broom (or foot maybe) and grab the tail. Drophim in an old 5 gallon paint bucket and clamp the lid down. If I used a tender trap in the yard I'd be carrying them off everyday.

    I dropped him off this AM with an old guy who works at the local mini-mart who feeds them cornbread and such for a week or so to "clean them out" and eats them.
    “The further a society drifts from truth ... the more it will hate those who speak it."
    - George Orwell
  • bobbyrlf3bobbyrlf3 Senior Member Posts: 2,467 Senior Member
    Yikes! How did a Harlem sewer rat get that far south???
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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,855 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    Look what I caught instead!

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    Ah yes, an Armadillo out of his armor suit. :rotflmao::rotflmao::rotflmao::rotflmao::rotflmao:
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,855 Senior Member
    NCFUBAR wrote: »
    LOL that one is just a baby ... I caught one last night also. All I used was a broom and bucket. We have them get on the porch every so often and all I do is swat him into a corner, pin him down with a broom (or foot maybe) and grab the tail. Drophim in an old 5 gallon paint bucket and clamp the lid down. If I used a tender trap in the yard I'd be carrying them off everyday.

    I dropped him off this AM with an old guy who works at the local mini-mart who feeds them cornbread and such for a week or so to "clean them out" and eats them.

    Well, it's a known fact that a lot of older Southerners, at least East Texans and Louisianans, both black and white, eat them. One rather famous recipe is Possum stuffed with Sweet Taters!
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,967 Senior Member
    snake284 wrote: »
    Well, it's a known fact that a lot of older Southerners, at least East Texans and Louisianans, both black and white, eat them. One rather famous recipe is Possum stuffed with Sweet Taters!

    They are so greasy
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 15,058 Senior Member
    Freezer wrote: »
    A vicious marsupial omnivore!

    FIFY

    We call them "Grinners" cause that's what they do....
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  • NCFUBARNCFUBAR Senior Member Posts: 4,324 Senior Member
    snake284 wrote: »
    Well, it's a known fact that a lot of older Southerners, at least East Texans and Louisianans, both black and white, eat them. One rather famous recipe is Possum stuffed with Sweet Taters!

    Mr Mitchell and his wife Are in their 80's I'd guess. They are true old school country folk from NC. When we butcher hogs they want the brains (brains and eggs) and chitlins. If we have a good weekend fighting tree rats Mrs. Mitchell makes brunswick stew and her dove casserole is great. Things that few people would think about today and way fewer would think about learning to cook. Now I will not eat possum (I have seen toooooo many eating a road kill deer or such when driving by at night) and I can't eat other things all the time because of fat/cholesterol/etc but every so often ain't nothing better than a treat from her kitchen ... especially when you get homemade biscuits the sop up the gravy!
    “The further a society drifts from truth ... the more it will hate those who speak it."
    - George Orwell
  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    I once had to wipe out an entire possum family. I don't mind possums being possums, they just can't be possums in my basement.

    I got two in traps and the third... well it got a little medieval there for a few minutes.
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
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  • bklysenbklysen Member Posts: 403 Member
    NCFUBAR wrote: »
    ...Now I will not eat possum (I have seen toooooo many eating a road kill deer or such when driving by at night)...

    I'm with ya there. Only because I watched one crawl out of the south end of a north-bound dead Holstein one day, I can't bring myself to do it....otherwise, I'll eat just about anything.

    We dispatch them, right quick.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,967 Senior Member
    I ate brains and eggs as a kid.
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  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 5,696 Senior Member
    I caught a possum in the front yard about a week ago and put a .22 round through the top of it's head. I went to get the post hole diggers to bury it and when I walked back around the house to grab it, it was sitting up on it's haunches looking around. It didn't survive the second round.
    snake284 wrote: »
    For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 10,930 Senior Member
    You better break out .270 if you have those vicious beasts prowling the backyard.
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,967 Senior Member
    Fisheadgib wrote: »
    I caught a possum in the front yard about a week ago and put a .22 round through the top of it's head. I went to get the post hole diggers to bury it and when I walked back around the house to grab it, it was sitting up on it's haunches looking around. It didn't survive the second round.
    Gotta shoot it where the spine and head attach.
    A Veteran is someone that served in the Military, it does not matter where they served.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,967 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 wrote: »
    You better break out .270 if you have those vicious beasts prowling the backyard.
    That dog that shot the truck is gone, otherwise there wouldn't be 'possums about in the yard.
    A Veteran is someone that served in the Military, it does not matter where they served.
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 7,731 Senior Member
    Interesting. There is a big difference between what you guys call a 'possum' and what we call a possum............

    Here is a comparison pic............


    Yours..............
    NN wrote: »
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    Ours..............
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    Apart from the fact that ours has fur and a bushy tail, the biggest difference is that ours are normally photographed DEAD!!!
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • robborobbo New Member Posts: 1 New Member
    Reminds me that I have some episodes of 'Beverly Hillbillies' on my DVR to watch! The Possum Day episode maybe....
  • NCFUBARNCFUBAR Senior Member Posts: 4,324 Senior Member
    orchidman wrote: »
    Interesting. There is a big difference between what you guys call a 'possum' and what we call a possum............
    Ours..............
    possum1020.jpg

    Apart from the fact that ours has fur and a bushy tail, the biggest difference is that ours are normally photographed DEAD!!!

    how slow are your "cute" one? The zombie ones up here are S L O W and when you run over one on the road it is like hitting a piece of firewood ... sound and damage to the undercarriage bith!


    Why did the chicken cross the road?

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    To prove to the possum it could be done :tooth:
    “The further a society drifts from truth ... the more it will hate those who speak it."
    - George Orwell
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,967 Senior Member
    orchidman wrote: »
    Interesting. There is a big difference between what you guys call a 'possum' and what we call a possum............

    Here is a comparison pic............


    Yours..............



    Ours..............
    possum1020.jpg

    Apart from the fact that ours has fur and a bushy tail, the biggest difference is that ours are normally photographed DEAD!!!
    Ours have 50 teeth, too.
    A Veteran is someone that served in the Military, it does not matter where they served.
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 7,731 Senior Member
    NCFUBAR wrote: »
    how slow are your "cute" one? The zombie ones up here are S L O W and when you run over one on the road it is like hitting a piece of firewood ... sound and damage to the undercarriage bith!


    Why did the chicken cross the road?

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    To prove to the possum it could be done :tooth:

    Hmmmmm, how slow are they? The fastest I ever chased one was on my Honda 400 quad a few years back . Flat out in third gear I wasn't gaining on it. ( not sure how fast that is cos it was at night while spotlighting them. )

    I changed up into 4th and started gaining on it when suddenly it disappeared, it just seemed to vanish into the blackness............Something told me to be careful and I locked up the brakes, skidding to a halt. Switched on my Lenser H7 headlamp, got off the quad and took 2 paces when the ground seemed to disappear. It was a new property that I was doing pest destruction on and I didn't realise how far up the paddock I was. They had a big sandstone quarry that was fully fenced at one end of the paddock and the sandstone had caved in taking the fence with it. I was standing on the edge of an almost sheer drop of about 70 feet.

    ( Saw the possum in the headlamp at the bottom of the quarry limping away and put it out of its misery.......but it took 5 shots cos I was shaking so much. I figured the evil little bastard tried to lure me to my death...................)

    I don't chase possums on the quad bike now.
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • sherwoodsherwood Senior Member Posts: 1,215 Senior Member
    I was taught to draw an imaginary line between the ears and eyes. Where the lines intersect is where you are supposed to shoot. It works!
    Fisheadgib wrote: »
    I caught a possum in the front yard about a week ago and put a .22 round through the top of it's head. I went to get the post hole diggers to bury it and when I walked back around the house to grab it, it was sitting up on it's haunches looking around. It didn't survive the second round.
    I may be old but I ain't dead!
    DPRMD
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 15,058 Senior Member
    sherwood wrote: »
    I was taught to draw an imaginary line between the ears and eyes. Where the lines intersect is where you are supposed to shoot. It works!

    If you use a .45 you don't need to draw no steenking X's......
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  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 7,731 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    If you use a .45 you don't need to draw no steenking X's......

    If you use a 12g you don't even need to aim..................:roll:
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,653 Senior Member
    bklysen wrote: »
    I'm with ya there. Only because I watched one crawl out of the south end of a north-bound dead Holstein one day, I can't bring myself to do it....otherwise, I'll eat just about anything.

    I have also seen this. In fact, you can almost count on it in this area. I don't intend to eat one, either, although I mostly don't bother them unless they give me reason.
  • JeeperJeeper Senior Member Posts: 2,952 Senior Member
    orchidman wrote: »
    ..but it took 5 shots cos I was shaking so much. I figured the evil little bastard tried to lure me to my death...................)

    I don't chase possums on the quad bike now.

    :yikes::yikes::yikes::yikes::yikes: HOLY CRAP THAT WAS CLOSE!!!!

    Luis
    Wielding the Hammer of Thor first requires you to lift and carry the Hammer of Thor. - Bigslug
  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 5,696 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    If you use a .45 you don't need to draw no steenking X's......

    I use a .22 around the house so I don't startle Debbie. I'm considerate like that.:tooth:
    snake284 wrote: »
    For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
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  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 5,696 Senior Member
    orchidman wrote: »
    Hmmmmm, how slow are they? The fastest I ever chased one was on my Honda 400 quad a few years back . Flat out in third gear I wasn't gaining on it.

    I figured the evil little bastard tried to lure me to my death...................)

    Our possums aren't anywhere near that fast and definitely not that cunning.
    snake284 wrote: »
    For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
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