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what to do with dispatched possums? #7173679
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I don't do ADC, but I am catching a lot of them in my coon traps, just curious

Re: what to do with dispatched possums? [Re: bigfoottrapper] #7173748
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put em up

Re: what to do with dispatched possums? [Re: marathonman] #7173760
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Originally Posted by marathonman
put em up


yep, great practice, to avoid messing up better fur down the road


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Re: what to do with dispatched possums? [Re: bigfoottrapper] #7173804
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I try to avoid catching them, but if I do catch some, Iíll pelt them.

Re: what to do with dispatched possums? [Re: bigfoottrapper] #7173903
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Drive down the road. You shouldn't have to go very far before you see a dead opossum in the road. Keep your trapped opossum alive and release him in this spot as a replacement!

Re: what to do with dispatched possums? [Re: bigfoottrapper] #7173953
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Give it back to nature!


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Re: what to do with dispatched possums? [Re: bigfoottrapper] #7175518
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Skin, gut and remove excess fat. rinse well and pat dry. Season to your taste, wrap in saran wrap and let rest in the fridge overnight.
If roasting, make sure it is raised up so the grease drips off of it. If pan frying, roll in flour and corn meal. Make sure oil is 350-375 degrees and cook until olden brown.
When cooked, let sit and rest for 5 minutes. While resting you and your family can decide if your ordering pizza or subs.. Now that it has cooled a bit you can toss it in the garbage without fear of melting the garbage bag from being to hot.

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Re: what to do with dispatched possums? [Re: bigfoottrapper] #7175956
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Since somebody wrote that they eat ticks, people have asked that we let them go on their land.

Re: what to do with dispatched possums? [Re: EatenByLimestone] #7176116
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Originally Posted by EatenByLimestone
Since somebody wrote that they eat ticks, people have asked that we let them go on their land.


that's a PETA ploy many fall into.
Think it thru.
Think how many ticks would be eaten by the birds, had an opossum not eaten the birds' eggs. (quail, turkey, grouse, ovenbirds, kinglets, etc, etc.)
Opossum also prey on baby rabbits.



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Re: what to do with dispatched possums? [Re: bigfoottrapper] #7176197
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Unlike the new popular beliefs...Opossums do not go around looking for and eating ticks the come across. They groom themselves a lot and will eat the ticks off of them while doing so.


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Re: what to do with dispatched possums? [Re: Coilspring67] #7176342
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Originally Posted by Coilspring67
Unlike the new popular beliefs...Opossums do not go around looking for and eating ticks the come across. They groom themselves a lot and will eat the ticks off of them while doing so.


How True, it was on the web it has to be true. ya right!


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Re: what to do with dispatched possums? [Re: bigfoottrapper] #7186753
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Re: what to do with dispatched possums? [Re: EatenByLimestone] #7187019
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Not only do they eat ticks, they dont get rabies and are basically harmless.

Re: what to do with dispatched possums? [Re: Snyderbwh] #7187156
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Originally Posted by Snyderbwh
Not only do they eat ticks, they dont get rabies and are basically harmless.

Harmless to what? Certainly not ground nesting birds.

Re: what to do with dispatched possums? [Re: bigfoottrapper] #7187163
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They arenít very good tick eaters cause every possum Iíve caught has ticks on it. But this is the South where everything gets ticks.

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Re: what to do with dispatched possums? [Re: PushCoTrapper] #7188880
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Originally Posted by PushCoTrapper
Originally Posted by Snyderbwh
Not only do they eat ticks, they dont get rabies and are basically harmless.

Harmless to what? Certainly not ground nesting birds.

they will eat an entire nest of turkey eggs at one siting, sometimes they will bring their buddies

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