My only problem is that I feed the birds on my deck (actually a piece of gutter nailed to the outside of the railing. did this because coons, etc kept stealing my feeders) and possum eat one seed and poop 2 times, leaving ilttle oval shapped droppings all over the place. If I could just teach them to eat on the deck and poop somewhere else.
---- GRAS <g...@optonline.net> wrote: > Since we have cat condos in the garage, I leave it open when the weather is > nice, for airing out. > > One night, after I closed the door, I noticed a huge “mother of all > possums”, in the garage near the cat condos. Didn’t want to budge. I coaxed > him, offered goodies, he just looked at me and sort-of hissed. Lots of sharp > little teeth! I finally put a large trap in front of him, gingerly pushed him > in with a snow shovel, and carried him/her out. > > > > From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org > [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lee Evans > Sent: Monday, June 04, 2012 11:27 AM > To: email@example.com > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION > > > > The added benefit of possums is that since they are marsupials, they are not > carriers of rabies! They are simply weird looking. I saw my first possum > about 10 years ago. We mutually scared each other out of our skins. Then we > tip-toed back around the corner of the house and stared at each other for a > while. We both decided that the other was just strange looking but not > dangerous and from then on they had a place at my backyard feeding station. > > > > _____ > > From: Marcia Baronda <marciabmar...@gmail.com> > To: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com> > Sent: Monday, June 4, 2012 8:48 AM > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION > > > I love the possums too! They used to eat with my inside outers on my front > porch, and would sit in the squirrel feeding box that I had in the front > yard. I love em and the fact that they are marsupials make them all the more > fascinating(-: > > Sent from my iPad that my most awesome kids surprised me with, Christmas > 2010. > > On Jun 1, 2012, at 9:56 PM, MaiMaiPG <maima...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > Possums don't bother me but the coons do. I have trapped and relocated > > both (not during baby season) because they were raiding my mother's house, > > threatening her ferals and endangering themselves thanks to the problems > > they were causing neighbors. They were relocated to a farm I own. I > > brought the coons over immediately because they were vicious and very > > likely to hurt themselves trying to escape (can't blame them). They > > get/carry a lot of diseases including canine distemper which makes people > > think they are rabid when they are not but they do carry rabies. As noted, > > they can easily kill cats and dogs, even hunting (read fairly large dogs). > > They are extremely messy and destructive and can get into about anything. > > I know, and knew, from personal experience but was not willing to turn the > > captives over to hunters or to locate them where there wasn't an > > appropriate environment. > > > > Possums will defend themselves if they have to but are fairly calm...again > > from personal experience. They are wonderful at insect control and I have > > watched them under the porch lights on the farm.......inhaling the insects. > > > > Just FYI: The coons are very cute and charming.....not so much with the > > possums but they are actually darlings in my world. > > On Jun 1, 2012, at 8:54 AM, Natalie 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! > >> > >> -----Original Message----- > >> From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org > >> [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of > >> dlg...@windstream.net > >> Sent: Friday, June 01, 2012 12:22 AM > >> To: firstname.lastname@example.org > >> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION > >> > >> 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 > >> > >> > >> _______________________________________________ > >> Felvtalk mailing list > >> Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > >> http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Felvtalk mailing list > > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > > _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org