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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Possum Patch Corner

Sort of sounds like a nice place to live. Unfortunately not for a mom possum here at the Frog & PenguINN. Last week while on the tractor mowing i kept noticing two Turkey Vultures circling. Now that is not such a strange site here. We are sort of rural and wild life here dies or is killed pretty regularly. After mowing to the end of our back field i was returning on the opposite side and noticed the vultures getting lower. As i made a turn to do the edge of our neighbors property i spotted a gray furry lump. AH HA!!!!! i had found the vultures intended lunch. Got off the tractor, went over, found a dead possum. Again, not an unusual site around here. As i went to pick it up by its tail (yes it was definitely dead) i noticed some movement. A closer look and i saw something moving in the pouch area. Babies!!!!!!
Now i'm not terribly fond of wildlife on our property since their natural instincts are to do stuff we see as destructive. My usual response is to relocate them so we don't tick each other off. BUT these were just babies.
After rehabbing some juvenile squirrels i knew how much work would be involved, and didn't want to do it. SOOOOOO i checked my contacts list for our local rehabber, Kathy. BUT i didn't have her info.
You've heard us mention our friend and fellow blogger Possum from Possum Lane. Hoping that she was home (she is a very busy person doing great things helping others) i called her with my "Possum Emergency". At the time i thought i only had 2 or three since i didn't take the time to really look. Sure enough Possum headed on over here.
Heading back out i grabbed some latex gloves, a towel, a small box. As i started pulling the kits out i realized that there were more than three. In fact there were 7. One by one they were disconnected from the dead mom and placed in the box and wrapped in the towel (not that they wanted to stay there). By this time Possum (the Rescuer) had arrived and off they went.
BUT i had completely forgotten to take any pictures (Beatrice was disappointed). Luckily Possum had remembered. And here they are>>>>>


A Pile of Possums

16 comments:

Sandra said...

so adorable, my son rescued 2 like this off the back of a possum that was run over in the street, we tried really hard to save them, but they died.

Daisy said...

I'm not a big fan of possums, but I don't really want to see any of them hurt either. I hope they survive but are relocated someplace suitable.

Rebecca said...

Possum babies..kinda cute. Possum mommies...not so much. It's nice that there are people that will do that. I had a friend in California that did it. I did bottle feeding for orphan baby kittens for a rescue. When they grow up they are still cute!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I think it's the only time opossums look cute!! I'm glad you rescued them, and they'll get a chance at life!!

A Quiet Corner said...

Great job you tractor rider you!!! I told you you need to keep that darn thing!!!...:)JP

Triumph said...

Our daughter Sara volunteered for wildlife rescue while in high school and was given two baby possums. One died soon but the other became sort of a family pet. His name was Caeser. I built a pen that included a sun porch. There's a picture of Sara holding Caeser in the slideshow I did for her wedding.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a kind thing to do. I hope they live. We have them here in California..and they seem to like laying on my daffodils and flattening them every Spring. :) I think they are precious but then I think even baby cockroaches are cute..so..you know....

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

They look so sweet. I think even grown possums are cute, but I know a lot of people get them confused with rats. I wish more people would think marsupial (koala bears) instead of rodent when they see possums. Thanks for showing us their cute pictures.

Elaine said...

Cute--but much cuter at Possum's house! I don't have any problem with possums, but then they don't live here so it's easy for me to say.

possum said...

Awwwww, aren't they cute!?!?!
Thanks for letting me help with the babies.
And thank you for caring enough to get them rescued.

My worry is to be on the look-out for the beastie that killed her!

Out on the prairie said...

Cute babies but a lot of work to keep them going.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

How cute! I hope they survive!

Leonora said...

Poor little orphans! It's so good that there are people out there to come to the rescue. I wouldn't know where to begin with these helpless little things.

Montanagirl said...

They are cute, but yes, much cuter somewhere else! lol

Anvilcloud said...

Good for you.

Charlotte Wilson said...

So glad that you rescued the babies! Good job, Grenville!

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