Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Playing opossun

This morning after I got up and let the dogs out, (and it is still dark) and went and got my paper, Oscar is in the back just barking away. I went back in the house and was drinking coffee and listening to Fox and Friends and reading the newspaper. I multi task! He kept on and on and on. So finally I went out to see what was up. He was in my shed just barking away. I thought he had a cat treed in the shed. It was a opossum. I finally get it pushed out and Oscar attacked it. So it played dead. It is no fun attacking something that is dead. You nudge a frog, it just won't hop. You nip at a opossum, it just want move.
So, I pick the opossum up by the tail and take it to the edge of the woods. Then I remembered; I should be taking pictures. I took these pictures and Oscar and I left. Later this morning after I got back home, I went to check; yep, he was gone. Just playing opossum.

It really was a good thing Oscar found the opossum because one of my hens went in the shed early to lay an egg. Not good.


Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Let it be Oscar it is dead and has big teeth...
We had one of those in the backyard the other night too. Louie sounds the siren and I the Blueman chase it... Luckily it got under the fence..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

LizzyBean said...

Wow, it REALLY LOOKS dead!! I'm impressed by your multitasking!

baby bean said...

It looks dead. Come join the club.Check out the sniffy tails.

Cat with a Garden said...

Hi, we saw you at the Sniffy Tails and were intrigued by the post title. That opossum has mighty teeth, we're glad it played dead. We don't have them here, so it's fun seeing one.
Purrs, Siena & Chilli

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