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Possum Yawn

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Haven’t seen our ‘possums around here lately, and the slugs and snails are missing, too.  Coincidence? Nah.

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6 Responses to “Possum Yawn”

  1. John M. Says:

    Is that a yawn or a chomp?

    We have a bunch of them moving back into downtown Savannah. I think it’s likely due to the fact that the type of people who would be prone to grabbing a shotgun and making some possum pie are dying off.

  2. theliteraryhorse Says:

    I’m wondering if she’s playing a game of “snatch the hand away”…
    I’m also looking at the age of the photo, and wondering how any of us from that era survived our unsupervised, unscheduled, go play until dark, childhoods!

  3. Bunk Strutts Says:

    John– I think it’s yelling something.

    thelit– I cornered a juvenile ‘possum in the garage once. He got all nasty and hissy, so I put on some leather gloves and picked him up by the scruff of his neck. I was surprised how strong he was when I put him down next to the door.

  4. calo Says:

    That girl is going to tame a Possum?
    *cue Mission Impossible theme song*

  5. The Necromancer Says:

    Really just are the weirdest creatures ever.

  6. Bunk Strutts Says:

    calo– The orphans can be tamed, at least so they’re not so skittish as the wild ones.

    Necro– But they’re cool. They clean up slugs, snails, cat crap, pillbugs, sod webworms, etc. They only live about two to four years, though, but they’ve got bifurcated hmm hmms. Wiki says: “The word opossum comes from the Algonquian aposoum, meaning ‘white beast.'”

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