It left me no choice

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by laidbck111, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    Tonight as I was leaving my house a pretty big possum came at me out of the dark all puffed and hissing. It backed me back up the stairs and into the house evn whan I threw a 16 ounce bottle of V8 at it and connected. So I went and got my pellet gun and shot it, dead. I have never seen a possum that agressive before and most likely would have let it be if I didn't think that thing would have messed with the wife and dogs. I do feel bad about killing it knowing I wasn't going to eat it but I don't feel guilty about protecting the wife and pups. Was I wrong? What would you have done? Please remeber I was on my way to work and he came after me and would't back down.
     
  2. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    iv done the same thing before and will again no doubt , protection of life and the life of loved ones comes before anything else
     

  3. crome

    crome New Member

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    sounds like it might have been rabid,i think i would have done the same.just glad it didn't bite ya, or anyone else.

    jerry
     
  4. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    As far as I'm concerned ya did the right thing.It could have had rabies and if so it needed putting dow.!:crazy:
     
  5. Hope

    Hope New Member

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    I think you did good, Benji! Who would want a psycho possum hangin around the homestead?? Hope you can rest easy.
     
  6. Cattledogz

    Cattledogz Active Member

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    While not entirely impossible for an opossum to contract rabies it is extremely rare to come across one that is rabid.

    Experts believe this is due to the low body temperature of an opossum. That is why they are not affected by diseases such as distemper, parvo, etc.

    You do have to protect your loved ones and that includes pets Benji!
     
  7. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Right choice! Now call "GRANNY CLAMPET" for that possum gravy recipe. LOL!
     
  8. doughboy

    doughboy New Member

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    you did the right thing so dont be second guessing youself there brother you gotta look out for the family no matter what situation may be
     
  9. bootshowl

    bootshowl New Member

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    That doesn't sound like normal behavior....would have done the same only with much more gusto...no pellet gun. Sure as heck wouldn't eat or handle it.
     
  10. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    My pellet gun is an RWS model 48 with about 1100 fps with a .177 caliber pellet. That thing has got a lot of power for a "pellet gun"
     
  11. tspergin

    tspergin New Member

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    you did what you had to do,dont trust any aggressive animal especially around the wife or little ones and pets
     
  12. Coyote1

    Coyote1 New Member

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    Brother Caywood;
    YOU DID THE RIGHT THING!!
    No "If's", "And's", or "But's" about it!
    I too have an RWS 48 in .177 cal and have had to use it several times on "small problems" around here.
    I understand your "Sorrow", but I would have done the exact same thing that you did under the circumstances you described so please, QUIT WORRYING. You protected your "turf" and that is the way it's supposed to be!:wink: :smile2:
    Fraternally and Sincerely,
    Coyote1
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  13. DELLIS

    DELLIS New Member

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    benji i would have done the same thing
     
  14. trnsmsn

    trnsmsn New Member

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    Good morning Benji, you did the right thing for sure. I wouldn't have even thought twice about it. Your decision was a defensive REACTION NOT AN OFFENSIVE Action.:wink:
     
  15. zappaf19

    zappaf19 New Member

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    Can't blame you but I wonder what it was protecting?
    Bill
     
  16. splitshot

    splitshot New Member

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    You did the right thing, possums have a very nasty dispositions, and are known to be quite fearless. I let my lab out one night to do his thing and there was a possum on the back steps. As soon as he saw my dog he lunged, but Cujoe was a little faster that possum never new what hit him.
     
  17. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    I agree with all the others.You did the right thing.
     
  18. sal_jr

    sal_jr New Member

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    What??? You didnt CPR it? OH MY GOODNESS!!!!

    Now how are we here on the BOC gonna know how big that marsupial land carp was?

    I have to admit that if it were my home, tresspassing is a damnable offense.... All the worse if it tresspasses with an attitude. Them buggers used to break into my trash too often. I havent seen one in a while though- wonder where they went? :wink:

    Heck at my buddy's house, he just lets out the two terriers and they take good care of the problem fast.... no playing dead there! :big_smile:

    A good cure for solving a possum or coon problem is to give em something to drink- something like a can of coke and a spoon of fly malorin mixed together in a pie plate. Boy- they just love that stuff! Half the time they fall asleep right next to the pan! Not that I know. Nor do I know that Tractor supply sells red fly malorin by the jar. Nor do I know that you ought to keep other pets dfrom enjoying that lil concoction. Cause Ive never done it. Ever.

    What Im getting at is this- Ya done fine. I can think of a worse fate for em.
     
  19. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    I thought about that while I was at work. So when I got home this morning I searched the front yard high and low. The only thing I found was an empty can of Alpo that had fallen out of the recycling bin. Didn't find hide nor hair of anything else other than "tree rats", rabbits, couple doe and one now burried possum.
     
  20. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Killing an aggressive possum? I wouldn't give it a second thought.
    Must been something wrong with that one. I've never seen one of those aggressive even after getting trapped in the trash barrel. Probably would have used my 12 ga.

    I shoot every armadillo I see around the farm.. them and those darn moles/gophers.