Originally Posted by stamplady_13
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!
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