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Old 03-21-2008, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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We have a possum that visits our back deck often. I am going to buy a live trap and catch him. We want to catch him and give him a bath and brush his teeth before turning him loose in the woods away from here. We want to shampoo him and blow dry and style his hair! This is so hopefully he will be more attractive to a female possum and less likely to bother people, cats or dogs if he finds a lady possum to hang out with. We are assuming of course that out possum is a male because he looks like a male and comes right up to the door in the light and climbs the house.
Will the possum try to bite us if we give him a bath?
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Old 03-21-2008, 07:35 PM
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Just try it and see. If you survive, report back here.
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Old 03-21-2008, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Ladysmith,Wisconsin
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Ok cannot be serious... Live trap let go or eat em.Possum pie may be good.
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Old 03-22-2008, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Chicago suburb
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Wash and style his hair? Brush his teeth? I don't think I would want to try any of these things with a wild animal. I think he will let you know what he thinks about your plan if you actually do trap him. Good luck!
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Old 03-22-2008, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Hot Springs, Arkansas
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Be sure and check her pocket. She might be packin'
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Old 03-22-2008, 06:05 PM
 
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ArkLexee has the right idea LOL heeheeheeheeheeheeeee..... Please, my belly hurts!!!... heeheeheehahahahahaaa.......
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Old 03-22-2008, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Memphis, TN
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No worry, as you are bathing your opossum he will simply play opossum during the entire procedure. Be kind to your opossum and do not submerge his head below water level and use water at room temperature. After brushing his teeth I find it easiest to rinse the creature’s mouth with a high pressure squirt gun for pinpoint accuracy. After trimming his nails, do NOT use fingernail polish. Some opossums are sensitive to the smell and will have sneezing fits. While this may be cute it’s uncomfortably embarrassing for them as they are supposed to be playing opossum after all.
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Old 03-22-2008, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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No worry, as you are bathing your opossum he will simply play opossum during the entire procedure. Be kind to your opossum and do not submerge his head below water level and use water at room temperature. After brushing his teeth I find it easiest to rinse the creature’s mouth with a high pressure squirt gun for pinpoint accuracy. After trimming his nails, do NOT use fingernail polish. Some opossums are sensitive to the smell and will have sneezing fits. While this may be cute it’s uncomfortably embarrassing for them as they are supposed to be playing opossum after all.
No what we are gonna do is use the kitchen sink dish sprayer to shampoo and bathe him and brush his teeth. Is it OK to use Listerine for his mouthwash? I won't use fingernail polish but I might trim up the nails a bit.
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Old 03-22-2008, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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Wash and style his hair? Brush his teeth? I don't think I would want to try any of these things with a wild animal. I think he will let you know what he thinks about your plan if you actually do trap him. Good luck!
This possum will be known world wide as the Awesome Possum after we post this on YouTube!
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Old 03-22-2008, 06:54 PM
 
Location: America
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We have a possum that visits our back deck often. I am going to buy a live trap and catch him. We want to catch him and give him a bath and brush his teeth before turning him loose in the woods away from here. We want to shampoo him and blow dry and style his hair! This is so hopefully he will be more attractive to a female possum and less likely to bother people, cats or dogs if he finds a lady possum to hang out with. We are assuming of course that out possum is a male because he looks like a male and comes right up to the door in the light and climbs the house.
Will the possum try to bite us if we give him a bath?
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