Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I is brave...really

"It is easy to be brave from a distance." 

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The dogs have been barking.  After some top notch investigating...(I went outside in my nightgown with my flip flops and my plug in flashlight) I have confirmed it...we have a possum.  I hope it is only one and not some daddy possum bringing home dinner to his possum Dugger family of 22.  In my head there is only one. Have you seen a possum?  GROSS!!!
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Take note of the beady eyes, rat tail, and the giant incisors.  It is the worse combination of many animals I detest. 

Obviously, we have to get rid of this horrible rodent before it bust into the house and terrorizes me and I never sleep again for fear of contracting rabies. I thought I would do what all modern women do when faced with a task they have never had to attack...I posted it as a Facebook status.  I had one of my dear friends (who I adore) suggest I get fox pee and use it as natural deterrent to keep the little precious out of the yard.    My dear reader, I am not sure how well you know me at this point...I am not a girl that voluntarily goes sloshing about anyone's excrement...ever.  If I did know where to purchase said bodily function would I need a sprayer, or a hose to put this perfume of goodness all about?  And then my question is if I hose the yard, house and the giant tree with it, will that encourage the 4 dogs at my house to then add their unique spray to the same areas? Ugh...gross.

Spring is suppose to summon the smell of fragrant flowers, dewy grass, and storms off in the distance. I am about to be awash in a different kind of smell.  I think I might need to stop and get some more candles for the house just thinking about this...maybe a couple for outside. Is Fox urine flammable? 


  1. Oh but possums aren't rodents, they are not related to rats and mice. They are marsupials and carry their babies around in a pouch. Also, possums are highly resistance to rabies and rarely carry it.

    Be kind to the shy possum. Find a humane animal catcher who can catch in a live-trap and take it out to a safe place.

  2. I'm fine with this little precious staying...as long as he doesn't perform any B&Es and stays away from the dogs.

  3. Well, this was interesting. I've never seen a possum (we don't have them here) but the idea of fending them off with fox pee tickles my funny bone. Can you actually buy fox pee, or do you have to ask them to pee in a cup?

  4. I may be one of the few people who like the little varmits. I see them from time to time and let the kids look at them when they play possum. But they don't touch. They probably do carry diseases.

  5. I grew up in a city, so to most animals are small furry vermin. Sorry!

    He have had some possums out by us as large as a small-medium dog. Out neighbor though trapped them and released them in the country.

    I am trying to read all the A to Z blogs, but coming back to the ones I really like.
    Looking forward to seeing what you do all month!

    The Other Side
    The Freedom of Nonbelief

  6. Aw it's so cute, I'll have it! Send it to me!

  7. I've been noticing a lot of dead possums by the side of the road this year. I actually think they're kind of cute. :P (Live ones--not the roadkill carcasses, of course.)

    The Golden Eagle
    The Eagle's Aerial Perspective

  8. You know some of the things you write really crack me up... I took time from writing myself to browse a few blogs and I came back to yours to get a good laugh... You are such a girl but I do love the bit about the B&E, cracks me up!!! I somehow get the impression of the possum doing a home invasion, so sad jojo!

    Thanx for the laffs!!!
    ~The Poet!