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It's possum season!

Discussion in 'Exotic Mammals' started by PNWPBR, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. PNWPBR

    PNWPBR Good Dog

    And this time I have an 8 week old. Male, needs a name!

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  2. whiplashapbt

    whiplashapbt Little Dog

    OMFG I literally squeeked aloud like a little girl! He is freaking CUTE! You watch yourself at the expo woman! Unless you'll give him up willingly?
     
  3. Madeleinemom

    Madeleinemom MS Bites, My Dog Didn't Staff Member Super Moderator

    I think his name should be Bill (don't ask me how and why - I think it just fits).

    A question for you regarding possums (about which I know next to nothing):

    a few weeks ago, there was a distressed Joey in a nest across the fence from our property. I heard this squeaking/sneezy sound and saw a little head like Bill's peeking out from a nest in a tree. The sounds went on for some time (12 hours plus) until we even found its origin.

    Phoned around to get some help - but got absolutely no where.

    What do non wildlife people like us do when we come across a distressed little possum?
     
  4. screamin'eagle

    screamin'eagle Good Dog

    wish you knew where his momma was...looks like good hunting. The dogs would enjoy riffing you of those vermin...
     
  5. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Administrator

    How tiny:D
     
  6. Alma

    Alma GRCH Dog

    Oh my, how cute! Are you keeping him? Cletis the possums is a great name! :lol:
     
  7. pitchik

    pitchik Good Dog

    Awe-so sweet! My son told me the other night he was coming home and saw a little fuzzy thing in the road and stopped. He shined his headlights on it, and it was a tiny possum, he was running in a circle, back and forth, like he couldnt make up his mind which way to run off the road. Clay said he sat for 3 or 4 minutes before it finally went off to the left lol. Poor little thing was confused!
     
  8. PNWPBR

    PNWPBR Good Dog

    No, not keeping him. When he is old enough he will go to an outdoor cage and start getting ready to be released.


    Marion, the hard thing with Possums is that they are considered non-native anywhere aside from the east coast (Virginia area) so rehabbers won't work with them. Its quite sad. That is actually how I started with them, because nobody else locally would!

    There are a couple national Opossum societys that you can go to their website and they will walk you through how to care for them or point you to the closest rep that does them. If I was closer I would have taken him.
     
  9. Alma

    Alma GRCH Dog

    THATS what I was hoping to hear. ;)
     
  10. PNWPBR

    PNWPBR Good Dog


    LOL Possums are wild animals, we keep them and grow em big, teach them how to forage and then away they go into the wild. The 10 acre property that they live on is Possum country! :lol:
     
  11. Alma

    Alma GRCH Dog

    Ahhh, ok. I didnt want to assume you would let it go, ya know?
     
  12. CoolHandJean

    CoolHandJean Krypto Super Dog

    Road Kill
    LOL
     
  13. jeoestreich

    jeoestreich GRCH Dog

    Too cute!
     
  14. TigerDog

    TigerDog Good Dog

    Good luck with the little guy!


    I think you should name him Elmer.:)
     
  15. Mollie's Nana

    Mollie's Nana Krypto Super Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    We have TONS of possums here... they are pretty much a year round thing... and we're beginning to see as many Armadillos as we do possums.... I can send you a few if you like. The little crack heads won't get out of the middle of the road... :lol:
     
  16. dellacella

    dellacella Big Dog

    lol, mollie's nana you crack me up.
    He is so cute, are they that cute big? for those of you who have them in your area are they considered a pest?

    Here in az we don't really have a lot of "cute" wild life, rattle snakes, scropions, havalina.....not super cute.

    he kinda looks like a Mortamere to me
     
  17. CarlyB

    CarlyB Good Dog

    Ewww... that's all!
     
  18. megschristina

    megschristina Moderator

    Marvin or Melvin.
     
  19. Victoria

    Victoria Big Dog

    I assume this is the same guy I saw last week? He's grown! No name suggestions.
     
  20. PNWPBR

    PNWPBR Good Dog

    Yup he has grown quite a bit! I guess that means im a good momma possum? :lol:
     

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