How can you sleep in a tent in the woods knowing these things are lurking around you?
>>2463798They eat small animals, almost impossible to get rabies from them and they are very reclusive and will leave you alone.
>>2463798By knowing I’m bigger and more feral than them
>>2463798Couple years back, I relocated some juvenile possums from my Mom's basement, where they'd set up camp (probably dropped off their by momma) and were emerging each night through the house onto the first floor, and then out the cat door.Deployed a Havahart trap baited with cat food, and they'd take the bait almost immediately. Caught all five in the span of maybe an hour. They shit and pissed everywhere in their panic, so I bathed them by hand.I then put them in the tub by hand and released them by hand, because possums don't bite creatures their own size or larger except in the most unusual circumstances. Their survival strategy is pacifism/playing dead.Literally the least-scary, most helpful to humans (scavenger, and kills tons of vermin), least-threatening bro out in the wilds. Their faces are gnarled and creepy because it helps their death mimicry look more authentic.
>>2463798What kind of pussy ass bitch nigga is scared of a opossum? Grow some nuts. God damn.
WTF is wrong with your possums over there?
Ours are comfy, in the wild or at home.
>>2463798>Oh no it's just out there gobbling up ticks Fag.
>>2464042>Nipple WarmersWhat the fuck kiwis
>>2464073>What the fuck kiwisWhat? Woollen ones are scratchy.
>>2463798one of those things got in my chicken coop. i shot it with a bow and arrow. first shot when through its right eye and out the back of its skull. I put 8 more arrows throw the animal and the fucker stayed alive for over 3 hours. I don't ever want to encounter one of these in the wild. They're basically the crackheads of nature.
>>2463798they are natures janitors, literally.
>>2464098sounds like a land based catfish
>>2463798same way I sleep in the city knowing niggers are lurking around me
>>2463798I would quite seriously prefer to share my tent with a possum over most people js. Possums are bros, people are the ones you gotta look out for.
>>2463798Is it just possums that turn you into a quivering vagina or are you scared of other stuff too? Like your shadow etc?
>>2463798what the literal fuck is that thing?and dont say possum cuz possums are picrel and very cute
>>2463798Possums are primarily scavengers found in urban areas tho
They are Forestbros
>>2463798I can't. I just stay inside where it's safe and comfy, and you should too.
>>2463798i sleep hoping they come into my tent to snuggle with me at night
>>2463798I would sleep better knowing the adorable tick-vacuums are nearby.
>>2464038American marsupials are the more primitive versions that had to contend with Saber tooths and short faced bears. Australia may be brutal today, but it's tame compared to Ice age north America. You're only as good as the company you keep.
>>2463908100% correct and good job.
>>2464098You should move to a big city with the rest of the retards.
>>2463798possums are bros
>>2463798also>trying to scare me with that imagedo better you pathetic troll.even this possum will eat thousands of ticks preventing you from getting lime disease while out.
>>2464038corn syrup and alcoholism
>>2463908legendary possum saviour
>>2463798what the fuck did you just fucking say about me you little bitch?
>>2463798they eat all the ticks and that alone is worth my support
>>2464098humans take that long to die too.
>>2463798i dont have a problem with them.but they have recently gotten underneath my house, again. last time it happened one thought it would be funny to chew my heat tape and freeze my pipes. sorry bros, you gotta go.
>>2463798i am lord of the possums
>>2466436i am lord of Opossums, greetings.
>>2465969>>2463908AAAAAAAA SO CUTEOpossum hands are particularly adorable
>>2465968go home, Clementine
>>2463798literally every critter in the woods is wary and afraid of you because they they're all survivalist
>>2463798they so vicious, just look at this woman getting MAULED
>>2463798Peacefully? I don't know what you're asking OP. are you asking how to sleep in a tent? How can you know they are lurking around you when you sleep in a tent? You could try a webcam
>>2464591it's a free service?
>>2467130yeah. there are shrimps that do a similar thing with bigger fish. the big fish opens its mouth and the shrimp gets in, it removes parasites and cleans up, then gets out, big fish got free dental service and the shrimp lives another day on a full stomach (or whatever shrimp have)
there are also videos of scuba divers taking off their mouthpiece when they see the critter. the shrimp just gets to work no matter what kind of fish you are
>>2466588it's a cute little handI love that it looks like they have fingerless hobo gloves onI wish possums were a thing in my side of the world
God Opossums are cute. Fun fact, when an opossum plays dead, it is an involuntary reaction to when it gets scared. Another fun fact is that opossums are the only native marsupial in North America. Pic rel, a shirt I purchased.
>>2467256>I love that it looks like they have fingerless hobo gloves on>I wish possums were a thing in my side of the worldsame and same. i have a massive possum obsession but i live in the uk.
>>2467273I've owned the same shirt for two years now.- t. legendary possum saviour
>>2463798They eat like, roughly their body weight in ticks.Possum bros are your friend.
>>2463798I've had possums as pets, they're great animals.
>>2463908>because possums don't bite creatures their own sizeI've owned several and caught dozens, they do bite.
>>2467401>I've owned several and caught dozens, they do bite.I've caught the ones you see in the pictures I've posted and many more, handle them every time, never been bitten.I am aware that they technically can bite, but >95% of the time they will just hiss and look put-upon. Unlike, say, most other species of wild animals that not only can bite, but are almost 100% guaranteed to.
Possums are bros
>>2463898this, if you smell like dog shit 90% of animals will fuck right off
>>2467455So you caught 4, I've caught over 30, so my experience says to tell you no u.
>>2463798Like a baby. Opossums are friends.
>>2463798Like a baby
>>2467471>So you caught 4, I've caught over 30, so my experience says to tell you no u.If you insist on going by what's shown in pictures only instead of what was actually said, then you've caught zero until proven otherwise. Great tactic there, genius.
>>2463798>How can you sleep in a tent in the woods knowing these things are lurking around you?Welp im not a trash can so i sleep pretty well.
>>2463798fear meeee!!! aaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
>>2463798If danger why friend shape
>>2463798Possums are FRIENDS and are incredibly resistant to getting rabies, more so than any animal in the Americas. They eat so many ticks its insane. They are so passive that that its super hard to get a bite from one. Their only defense is looking scary or looking dead. God, I love them so much, and if I had money I'd start a possum sanctuary.
>>2464098Just relocate him Asshole, I hope you enjoy your ticks, because there's one less Possum out there keeping their population down.
>>2470064>I had money I'd start a possum sanctuary.trash is very free though
>>2470068That doesn't stop urbanization from dropping their population due to them being slow and nocturnal, making them prone to being run over by cars. In addition, urbanization is pushing many populations northward, and possums are not adapted for snow (frostbite takes out their precious little ears and toes)
>>2470071>(frostbite takes out their precious little ears and toes)
>>2464098Sounds like you built a shitty chicken coop. Oh wait let me guess you probably bought a prefabricated one because you're a low T Onions drinking cityfag
>>2463798Hope so-possum bros eat all the ticks
>>2466418This speaks to me.
>>2463798Your problem is the tent, not the small marsupial - get on the hammock life anon
>>2463798seriously. id be up all night waiting to ask for some legal advice.
>>2466419Why didn't the Southeast US get more than 1 type of possum? And also only one raccoon. And both of them are found in Mexico and Central America so they aren't even unique.Idk I just feel like there should be more possums and coons in the south
I’m a wildlife control agent (critter control) in my state and have hella possum pics, check it out
>>2470250YEEEES SEND ME MORE POSSUMS please post OC new possum pics thankyout. possum obsessed outist
>>2470250>wildlife control agentis that a fancy word for exterminator or do you relocate the fauna?
>>2470250based possumfriend doom enjoyer
>>2470250Mirin' ceps and possums
please post possum thanks
Does Dinotendies browse /out/? Can a good possum thread summon him?!
>>2470375We’re legally required to euthanize raccoons because they’re the primary rabies gets around but everything else can be relocated. I live on 109 acres so I usually just turn them loose at my place
>>2470250 and >>2471293HereI’m still at work but here’s one more, I’ll post more later
>>2467273I have this shirt in brown. One of my favorite woods & vacation shirts (along with my Camp Crystal Lake camper shirt).