BLACKJACK LAND & CATTLE COMPANY: WE FINALLY GOT IT!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

WE FINALLY GOT IT!

We finally got the possum that has been hanging out here! It started about 2 weeks ago, it was about 9 pm and Shelby was going crazy in the house~barking, running around. So I let her out and then she ran out and started barking~I knew she had something. So I grabbed my pistol and flashlight and out the door I went. I came around the side of the house and saw she had cornered something, I flashed over and it was a possum, it was making a hissing type sound. That is the first time I've every heard one. So I kept trying to call her back so I could shoot it. But every time I moved, she moved in between me and the possum, she was protecting me. Finally she ran it off. Well for a couple of days nothing, then she started getting really irritated and getting into our bathtub. Crazy dog, but I guess it was getting under the house and she could smell it in there! We came home tonight and I fed the cat in the garage and was going back to let him in since it is so cold. I flipped on the garage light and opened the door, only to find a possum looking at me! Holy cow, he was sitting there eating the cat food! I got him cornered in the back of the garage and yelled for hubby to come with a gun! Any who, we finally won and got the little stinker! Maybe my dog will stay out of the bathtub now! Of course Savannah had to run out and be in the picture! Hubby said you can take a picture, just don't get him in it! LOL!

10 comments:

Lacey Jo said...

I have never seen one of those guys before. I woulda been freaked out cuz I hear those little guys can be pretty viscious!

gtyyup said...

LOL...one up for the Cowboy...opossums trailing!! Way to go!

Patti said...

that picture is too funny!!!

OneCowgirl said...

Possum stew - like the Beverly Hillbillies? Yes, the "get rooted" lady was at PW's cooking retreat - if you post a link to her website she enters you in a contest to win free t-shirts. And her t-shirts are pretty cool. Enjoy spring break!!

Shirley said...

I had to laugh at Savannah's big grin right behind the dead possum! Raising a true little redneck there; most little girls would be screeching and saying "ewwwwww!"

Jennifer said...

Jeremiah says, "ewwwwww!"

what does savannah's shirt say?

Jennifer said...

then Nehemiah said, "Cool! Savannah is such a tomboy."

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

That's a big one! Looks like you have been feeding him well.

Our dog has killed 3 of them now and brought them to the house for us to see. I watched her corner one and it was nasty!

Andrea said...

Oh Gross!! Those thing creep me out!! Yuck!! I think they look like large rats! I am glad you got him!! You are so brave!! I love the picture, LOL!!!

Broken Y said...

Ah, Gross! They aren't good for anything - just cause a huge stir! They like to show up at my place when my apple trees start dropping. So glad you got the varmit - please don't eat it!