Sunday, November 7, 2010
In the past month, we have caught and released three different possums.
In the nineteen years we've lived here, we've only seen one other. This past month, THREE! The new developments seem to be bringing more and more animals out of their natural homes and into our "yards". I don't mind the possums here except that they eat the chicken eggs and some of them carry a disease called EPM that is devastating to horses. So, we use a large animal trap to hold the possum until we can get it to a new home. We take them far away and release them back into a wooded, creek area. Hopefully, our chicken egg counts will begin to go back up. Only time will tell...