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Re: Selby plant sale NOW Possums


'Possums are fairly easy to catch. Check with your local animal control/dnr
folks. In our area, animal control doesn't pick up, but we can relocate
them. Your mileage may vary.

Tie a metal trash can to a tree (preferably one that he/she uses, but not
necessarily). Put a can of the smelliest catfood you can find in the bottom.
The 'possum crawls down to get the catfood and can't climb out. In the
morning, you can either have it picked up, or tie the lid to the can and
remove it to a remote location depending on your local laws.

'Possums also readily take apples, but don't seem to locate them as easily
as they do the cat food.

I've never had them damage anything in my yard, but they used to drive my
dogs absolutely nuts. And you're right. They do have very strong claws and
can do quite a bit of damage to an unwary dog. My old Webster used to take
them with impunity, but he knew how to hunt before we adopted him. My other
dogs were clueless, and in danger.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, March 21, 2004 10:48 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Selby plant sale NOW Possums

> I am more worried about it attacking my dog..... since my dog just can't
> leave it be.

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