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Baby possun age? #7636475
07/27/22 05:23 PM
07/27/22 05:23 PM
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West Virginia,age 49
cathryn Offline OP
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Do any of yall know how old a possum would be that has turned gray but has no hair
.and its eyes are closed?


IF IDIOTS GREW ON TREES THIS PLACE WOULD BE AN ORCHARD !

Re: Baby possun age? [Re: cathryn] #7636484
07/27/22 05:36 PM
07/27/22 05:36 PM
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Old enough to screw up a good dirt hole set- all kidding aside, I would guess 4-5 weeks.

Re: Baby possun age? [Re: cathryn] #7636493
07/27/22 05:54 PM
07/27/22 05:54 PM
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Georgia
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As old as it ever will be in my book.

Re: Baby possun age? [Re: cathryn] #7636499
07/27/22 06:07 PM
07/27/22 06:07 PM
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How big is it? Possem the size of a mouse is about 1 month old. When born they are the size of a pencil eraser.

Re: Baby possun age? [Re: cathryn] #7636699
07/28/22 04:01 AM
07/28/22 04:01 AM
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Newark, Ohio 81 years
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That would depend if it is dead or alive... cool

Garry-


“Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.”

Have been trapping 76 years…
Re: Baby possun age? [Re: eric space] #7636790
07/28/22 07:11 AM
07/28/22 07:11 AM
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West Virginia,age 49
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Originally Posted by eric space
How big is it? Possem the size of a mouse is about 1 month old. When born they are the size of a pencil eraser.

They were mouse sized. Eyes just starting to open and they had hair. Gray.

A.momma had been hit and the babies were still.ali e so they brought them to me..im the neighborhood vet and anything else someone needs in our community.

I ended up with 2 potbelly piglets on tuesday eve.

Theyre cute. Jerrys not thrilled.

The baby possums were too far gone so they all passed away.

At least they didn't linger


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Re: Baby possun age? [Re: cathryn] #7636807
07/28/22 07:41 AM
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many people don't realize being marsupials they can have a litter nursing in the pouch and already be cooking the next litter.

no wonder they are on 6/7ths of the continents

reproduce faster than rabbits and harder to kill than anything else that size and fit nearly anywhere


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Re: Baby possun age? [Re: cathryn] #7636815
07/28/22 07:48 AM
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Re: Baby possun age? [Re: cathryn] #7636841
07/28/22 08:12 AM
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Neighbor shot one in his chicken coop it had 8 little ones 4 survived that grew to kitten size before I found them homes.


Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

Jerry Herbst
Re: Baby possun age? [Re: cathryn] #7636849
07/28/22 08:22 AM
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One my 12 year old shot heading towards our chickens 2 weeks back had a pouch full of pink ones, no hair, mouse size or so. No attempt was made to save them. I see it as a bonus 8 for 0ne deal and am glad they are gone. To bad more will just move in.

Re: Baby possun age? [Re: cathryn] #7636925
07/28/22 10:13 AM
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When they have 10-12 at a time it’s hard to keep up.


Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

Jerry Herbst
Re: Baby possun age? [Re: cathryn] #7636982
07/28/22 11:51 AM
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That’s a good thing about Spring and Summer trapping. Hoping we can knock the population back a little. I don’t count them in for pay totals but count them as getting them off the property. And incase anyone didn’t know, if the female dies, it doesn’t mean the “fingerlings” do.

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