Friday, December 2, 2011

Freaky Friday

Look who's back! This creepy opossum has been coming around all year waking us in the middle of the night. We tried scaring it away with barking but when that didn't work Daddy would spray it with the water hose. And even that didn't work. Mommy felt sad for the freak thing and asked Daddy to stop spraying it with water. It is bigger than the cat next door and has the nastiest tail Mommy has ever seen. We hope he never comes back.


  1. He looks like a huge evil rat! YUK!
    He must have heard that your mom is the best cook around, Teddy, and he wants in on it too!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  2. Dat Opossum looks very skeery fur sure! Yikes!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  3. hey Teddy,

    Opossum's are all talk and no action (like that human saying, "playing possum"). They put on a good show but inside they are scared and hoping you will leave so they can run away. I see opossums in my yard all the time. Sometimes I corner then and bark at them for a while, and other times I just leave them alone. I have learned that when left alone they leave quicker because when you mess with them they play dead and hang around longer.

    My human found this information on a website: Tips for getting rid of opossums:

    1. Remove all cover or shelter for the animal. This includes wood piles, or debris.
    2. Close up their entrance to the hiding place.
    3. Get rid of all the food they can get at. Keep garbage cans closed at all times, and don't have food lying around.
    4. Keep the area where they are well-lit, as possums do not like light.
    5. Place predator urine, such as fox urine around their den.
    6. Put pet hair around their den.
    7. Place ammonia and moth balls at places where they will go.
    8. If all else fails, buy a possum repellent off of the internet, or at a local store.

    I hope one or more of these tips help. Good luck!


  4. p.s. Love the header picture! You pups look pawsome in the snow!



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