Originally Posted by kramomma
An opossum was having a little afternoon snack of something right outside our window!
Some people spell it possum...either spelling is correct!
Vicious critters. My dad's dog once brought one up on the back deck (had to carry it up the hill and then up a flight of stairs to do it.) They really do "play possum". We weren't sure if it was alive or not so my dad poked it with a stick. It was. Talk about teeth and claws! He took a shovel and launched it off our back deck and then went down and launched it again into the St. Clair River. I don't know if they can swim or not but the current is so fast he was carried far away from us.
Last summer our dog finally caught a possum that had been taunting her from the back fence. We were sure that one was dead b/c its guts were hanging out. It was also in full rigor. I made my brother take care of that one (held the trash bag for him to shovel it into). ewwww I'm just so glad neither dog was hurt!