Maybe the shotgun wasn't the best choice-

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  1. Johnny

    Johnny Misanthropist Supporting Member

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    - for the opossum my GSD flushed into the pond this morning?


    It was swimming in circles and instead of letting it drown we decided to dispatch it.. Handed the 590 to my kid, he pulled the trigger and it disappeared with a big splash..

    I don't think there is enough left of it to bloat and float so hopefully the bass enjoy the meal.
     
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    bondjamesbond Senior Member's Elder Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Man, bass love possum! You really did the bass a solid.
     
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    Catfish also love possum.
     
  4. NCLivingBrit

    NCLivingBrit Clueless Protoplasm Supporting Member

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    Maybe it was a ninja possum and deployed a decoy while it swam away using a reed as a breathing tube.

    They're tricky suckers.
     
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    mmmmm.... possum!
     
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    Infamous1 River Roamer Supporting Member

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    They can hold their breath a really long time, I bet he just playing possum!!
     
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    Careful, there fella:

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    ~ Twilight Zone (CBS)
     
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    Tailhunter Cast No Shadow Charter Member

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    So instead of letting it drown, you blasted it into a million pieces of turtle food.

    How kind of you.
     
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    They eat ticks. I think I would take the opossum over ticks.
     
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    thats jededia wakefield, from the infamous carter-wakefield. a brutal family feud that lasted almost 90 years.

    its important to know your states history and its a shame this is never discussed in schools anymore.
     
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    Actually, that specific image is from The Twilight Zone episode The Hunt: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0734646/

    Arthur Hunnicutt starred in this TZ episode as well as in the Mayberry RFD episode A Feud is a Feud https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0512389/
     
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    it was a joke - the same guy was in andy griffith feud episode, bonanza - probably few other classic shows that im forgetting about . but i always remember him from the andy griffith episode.
     
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    Crazy Carl seriously?

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    They're ugly as sin, but they eat ticks n don't carry rabies. Started giving them a pass once I learned that.
     
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    I'm not a fan of anything that likes to get under my house, make babies and die.
     
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    So I shouldn't come over?
     
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    Shoot all the raccoons and tree rats you want. Leave the possums be.
     
  17. Johnny

    Johnny Misanthropist Supporting Member

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    They can eat all the ticks they want but they also harass my chickens and are a threat to chicks, eggs and egg production..

    I have no problem eliminating that threat and will continue to do that with a loud boom and a smile on my face.. :D
     
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    I liked that episode of Twilight Zone. That actor is like many more whom we have seen forever, but never knew who they were.
     
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    @Johnny Just make sure this ole gal doesn't bite into any buckshot while she's eating or she'll be pissed for sure.:D

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    My dam dogs have killed 12 this year in my backyard. I just scraped one up yesterday that was bad. I bathed both dogs today. I have a possum infestation.
     
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    That's a lot of good Possum soup going to waste there Curt.:D
     
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    I've never cared for possum, but coon makes a decent stew.
     
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    Crazy Carl seriously?

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    I'd eat the hell of some tree rats. Tasty little rat bastards, they are. 'Coons are tasty too, but I don't know how to cook 'em.

    I totally get the predation issue. Gotta protect yer stock. Possums would occasionally come up to our pasture fence to grub on the watermelon rinds, corn cobs & the like, that we'd pitch over the fence for the cattle to munch. Never saw 'em when we had chickens, tho. Only issue we ever had with 'em was my grandma's dog treeing one in the yard & barking its fool head off.
     
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    Dad has chickens so possums are shoot on site. Uses guidance hens for tick control. Daughter calls then panic chickens.
    CF
     
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    what is a guidance hen?
     
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    rdinatal Better late then never...

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