Do possums eat ticks. Or have any useful advantage on a farm?
well they look sorta cute from one or two angles... I guess
>>3828935No, kill em. Whenever I catch them they are always covered in ticks. If you don't have poultry they aren't a big nuisance, otherwise vermin.
>>3828935Are there any animals that eat ticks?The only good thing about cats is that they kill the mice and Vermin that carry ticks
>>3828949Also that they're cute and based and the ideal pet :)
>>3828935Don't listen to >>3828944 they are literally fucking stupid. Yes possums eat ticks.
>>3828967So i should domesticate one or 2
>>3828949Ticks get on cats as well. And cats themselves ARE vermin with their own diseases and they destroy vegetables and meat production with their shit.Cats are useless trash.
>>3828956Only if you like your home to be decorated with cat shit everywhere. Cats lick their own anus and then use the same literal shit tongue to "clean" their bodies. They also dig at their own shit so they are dirty with their own shit and spread it everywhere in your home as they climb on stuff or lie down on the sofa and you get it, cats are shit. And they should NOT be pets.
>>3828935Yes. Opossums are good boys who did nothing wrong.
>>38290112 is nice since they can clean each other effectively, however they also breed like rats so expect a population boom if you let them roam.
>>3829070They are cute when they have all their babbies riding on their back
>>38290702 femalesGotcha I assume they also kill the rats in the area
>>3828949Literally the ground dwelling birds that cats tend to genocide.
>>3829076The possums perpetually nervous grimace is quite endearing actually.
>>3829079They will eat young and baby rats that can't get away from them, but fully grown ones are too big. They are very poor hunters in general.
>>3829076Quite the comical expression.
>>3828949Guineas are supposed to be good for eating ticks. I have ducks and chickens free ranging around the house and they definetly make a difference.
>>3829162i hate myself
>>3829076Why would they do that? Are the babies not able to walk properly at that stage? Also, how much babies a possum can carry on its back? Are they like ants that can carry 50 times their body weight?
>>3829305>Why would they do that? Are the babies not able to walk properly at that stage?They are marsupials. I imagine at that age, they're old enough to leave the pouch but still very reliant on momma. While most animals are born at that stage, a possum is born the size of a jelly bean and crawls into the pouch.
>>3829305Opossums are marsupials. When the joeys are born they crawl from the vagina to the pouch where they latch on to one of thirteen nipples. Even when they are developed enough to leave the pouch, they will still nurse. Because opossums don't usually keep to identifiable territories and dens, the young ride on the mother until they are about half grown. I don't know how many joeys an opossum mother can carry, I've seen one carrying more than she could have supported in her pouch.
>>3828935you have to feed them 1 bread every day
>>3829361I don't think he wants the bread
>>3829364why she ate it then
>>3829035Shit they may be overrated and not really fulfilling but they were BORN for vermin/pest control. To say they're useless is just plain retarded.
>>3828935Own small farm here. I fucking hate possums. Wake you up at night on the roof, snatch your chicks/ducklings. Attack your flock if you don't secure them. 0 advantage, shoot on sight - just make sure that you aren't shooting a cat. With possums you torch them and they stare at the torch, then you pop em off. Some cats do the same. Shot the neighbors cat last night. Had to bury it to hide the evidence lmao.
>>3829374So that's where my cat went
>>3829364yes she does
>>3828967They eat ticks and spread ticks.
>>3829367They are useless. Cats are mostly good at scaring rodents into being more stealthy, but killing them? The best rodent killers are trained terrier dogs. Want a wild example that's good at killing rodents? Foxes. Others are minks. But cats? Horrible.And if you want another good rodent killer it's professional exterminators who keep inventing specialized poison for rats and mice. And did you hear there's a new technology about customizing rodents so that they are left incapable of reproducing (so think similar to what's going to be done with certain mosquito species). Humans are ultimately better at destroying rodents.
>>3829374identify your target beyond all doubt you stupid motherfucker.
>>3829216Yep, loud as hell, but everyone swears by them for tick control.
>>3829361sad cat (opossum) is real
>>3828956Literally an invasive pest species wherever they go, I always shot cats that end up on my property until the Coyotes moved back in (a bunch of redneck faggots killed them all so the cat population exploded while the native bird population crashed. Fuck cats)
>>3829379I hate cats so much it is unreal.
>>3829361Hey dude, at least put some marmalade on that shit
Man these are some goofy looking cats.
>>3829374>killing disgusting filthy verminsbased>killing possumsNOT based
>>3829011damn, I should stop letting my dog bully possums at night
>>3829374you forgot the last step of the three S's.