I actually had a baby opossum that somehow got into my house. My cats just sat 
there and looked at it like it was an alien. The opossum paid no attention to 
the cats. My dog keeps them off the porch where some of the ferals feed. She 
hates opossums.

Natalie <at...@optonline.net> wrote:

>Whenever someone dumps a cat around here, I always see them eating together 
>with possums - it's amazing.  The first time I saw it, I was really terrified 
>for the cat!
>
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>[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of dlg...@windstream.net
>Sent: Friday, June 01, 2012 12:22 AM
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>Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION
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>cats and possums getting along.  That was one worry I had about feeding the 
>birds, that the cats could be hurt by them.  So far, all my cats have enough 
>good sense to back off when they and the coons come up to eat.  Somehow they 
>seem to know they could not win a fight with either one of them.  Coons can 
>kill a full grown dog, especially if they get them in enough water to hold 
>their head down until the drown them.
>---- Dana Giordano <giordano.d...@gmail.com> wrote: 
>> I feed mine on the ground inside a bin which I have cut out the sides of so 
>> they can pass through. I lean boards up   Against the sides. It's low 
>> perfect for a cat and opossums but apparently too low and awkward for a 
>> raccoon to get in there. I put a large deep square plastic food bin inside 
>> and a piece of styrofoam on the floor inside to wedge the food bin into one 
>> place. Opossums and cats get along fine so I let them share. My main issues 
>> end up being ants and slugs which I use food grade diacetemous earth and 
>> sandpaper to deter. I also have a rope light out there - dunno if that 
>> deters so wanted to mention it. Hope that helps.
>> >>  
>> >> Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org
>> >> 
>> >> “I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that 
>> >> are profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts 
>> >> upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is 
>> >> to me sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further.” – 
>> >> Mark Twain
>
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