Rachel and Abner brought me a Present

Turtulas-Len

Well-Known Member
10 Year Member!
Joined
Aug 3, 2010
Messages
4,344
Location (City and/or State)
Southern Md - Northern Neck Va
This afternoon both pups were at the back door barking up a storm. This is what they were trying to tell me what they found. Picture 018.jpg It was unharmed but scared to the dead possum mode. A neighbor contacted a possum rescue and messaged me that she was going to the store to pick up what they said this little one neededfood wise.
 

Turtulas-Len

Well-Known Member
10 Year Member!
Joined
Aug 3, 2010
Messages
4,344
Location (City and/or State)
Southern Md - Northern Neck Va
Len, you keep finding the scraggly orphans! He's one blessed possum that all your pups did was bark, and especially that it was YOUR backyard!

Let us know what you name him. 🙂
I don't know which one, but one of them carried it to the back door. As for a name i haven't even checked to see if I can sex it. I'm going to post a thread later about a sulcata that is coming back to me that I gave away several years ago and I'm going to change it's name. I think you will like it.
 

Turtulas-Len

Well-Known Member
10 Year Member!
Joined
Aug 3, 2010
Messages
4,344
Location (City and/or State)
Southern Md - Northern Neck Va
Awww, s/he is so cute. Thank you for taking care of him instead of what too many would do, kill them😢
I sure hope he does okay.
I know what you mean. People just don't understand possums and the benefits of having them around. A few years ago there were 2 wild adults that I fed nightly for over a year. When the food didn't dissapere after a time I stopped putting it out. Haven't seen any sign of any possums until today. I'm glad they are,the tick population will decrease.
 

Turtulas-Len

Well-Known Member
10 Year Member!
Joined
Aug 3, 2010
Messages
4,344
Location (City and/or State)
Southern Md - Northern Neck Va
She is doing fine. I named her April and she still lives in the kitchen. In about a month I will start working with her, Rachel and Abner outside so they will accept her as just another animal that is welcome here even outside. Picture 009.jpg Rocket won't bother her without any further training, he is the almost perfect puppy and has been beneficial in teaching the new pups manners. Also the pups have brought new life back to Rocket since his sister Seven died.
 

maggie3fan

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 30, 2018
Messages
5,133
Location (City and/or State)
PacificNorthWest
I have been trying to trap feral cats and remove them from my vicinity, and I trap by accident possums. I used to have so many rats I saw them in the daytime. So every time I got a possum I'd release it by the tort shed. Pretty soon they were living under the tort shed and over time the rats, mice and voles were a lot less. Possums eat them I guess, but I don't see them much any more...
 

Turtulas-Len

Well-Known Member
10 Year Member!
Joined
Aug 3, 2010
Messages
4,344
Location (City and/or State)
Southern Md - Northern Neck Va
I have been trying to trap feral cats and remove them from my vicinity, and I trap by accident possums. I used to have so many rats I saw them in the daytime. So every time I got a possum I'd release it by the tort shed. Pretty soon they were living under the tort shed and over time the rats, mice and voles were a lot less. Possums eat them I guess, but I don't see them much any more...
Possums are welcome here anytime. The only thing they did is when I had a pair of ducks they would sometimes steal an egg. Other than that they have never bothered anything else, not even the hatchling box turtles.
 
Top