Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


Playin' possum

Yep, we're just hanging around this summer, staying busy. Ha. I woke up early this morning and got a call at 7:05 a.m. from my next door neighbor. She discovered a possum had gotten in her garage before she closed the garage door last night and it trashed the place. It had peed and pooped and was hiding under a storage shelf and she couldn't get it out. She had to leave for work and didn't know what to do. So, she told me she would leave the garage door open to let the smell get out and hopefully the critter would leave, too. No such luck. So, eventually I had the grand idea of calling the animal control people to come retrieve the critter. Mainly because I didn't think it was a good idea to poke it with a broom handle in case that pissed it off. Plus, it was looking at me. So, this afternoon the animal control guy arrives while I'm picking up kids from VBS. So, I told Pickle if I was gone, to take pictures. So, he did. Apparently, the animal control guy just stuck his hand under the shelving unit and grabbed the possum by its tail. And, lo and behold, it was a she. A momma to be more precise with four or five babies attached to her.

Never a dull moment in our lives, is there?


  • At 10:56 AM, June 24, 2009, Blogger Susabelle said…

    Opossums are completely harmless when it comes to live things, especially live things that are bigger than they are. They eat the dead, are the ONLY native North American marsupial, and are a key part of our eco-cycle. They may hiss when approached and cornered, but that's about all they'll do. They are a fine example of a creature that keeps others at bay simply by the ugliness of their looks. If the garage door had been left open long enough, mama and her babies would have left on their own, garages aren't their favorite place to be. They are attracted to garages after dark when there is cat/dog food or other edible items within smelling range. We keep our cat food in the garage in a sealed container, just for that very reason.


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