How to prevent possums?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by MisterMcCool, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Does anyone know how to keep opossums out of my cat house?

    I have killed three in the last year. They come at night for the cat food. I never know when they strike. It is just by chance that I notice them in there.

    Any ideas?
     

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  2. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    Nothing but keeping the food away at night. Nothing else will work. They are there for the food and will keep coming.
     

  3. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Ditto that "Pruner"..! :D Just kidding , Mr. limbkiller Sir..!:)
     
  4. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    The others are right. As long as there's food available, the possums will be there. No way around it. If you don't mind feeding the possums, maybe put the food somewhere other than the sleeping box. Then at least they probably won't sleep in the cat house.
     
  5. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    The best way to keep a possum out of a "Cat House" is to make sure the Pimps lock the doors.:D
     
  6. shouldazagged

    shouldazagged New Member

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    Spay and neuter?

    Nahhh, they've been around forever, and like the cockroach and the TV pitchman, will be around after we're gone.
     
  7. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I did have the cat neutered, after that he just turned into a big wussy. He doesn't even know to be embarrassed.
     
  8. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    A neutered cat in a "cathouse'' That's cruel!:D
     
  9. rocshaman

    rocshaman New Member

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    Get a live trap and offer them better food in it....
     
  10. stoneam2006

    stoneam2006 New Member

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    I had skunks with the same problems at my grandmothers house found the live trap works good closer to their assumed living environment then a 22 will do the trick
     
  11. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I'm sure I would trap the cat.
     
  12. rocshaman

    rocshaman New Member

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    Uhm, there is that....
     
  13. stoneam2006

    stoneam2006 New Member

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    Yea it could but if you try to put it outside the cats normal traveling grounds and has no need to search for food it may not... anyways its a live trap no harm.
     
  14. rocshaman

    rocshaman New Member

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    Put the cats inside for a few nights, you'll clear out quite a few possums.
     
  15. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I do have a trap.....
     
  16. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    But there will always be another to take the place of the one you just trapped.
     
  17. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I have killed every possum that I have caught trespassing. I guess they have been quite successful stealing food. They have all been like 12-15 pounds. They always hiss and show their teeth, but never make any attempt to bite. And never get in a hurry to leave. I just shake them out of the cat house and shoot them as they walk away.
     
  18. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    They keep coming, I keep killing.
     
  19. stoneam2006

    stoneam2006 New Member

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    When I was a kid my dad would take me out hunting and trapping with him and catch them by hand and snap their necks for trapping bait.