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Old 01-24-2015, 04:54 PM   #1
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Opossums under the hood!

I wanted to fire up the chariot and drive around a bit to keep everything working.
I opened the hood and looked for small furry beasts cause we have cats.
No one home so I backed out to the street and rinsed all the leaves and dirt off. A HUGE opossum dropped out from under the hood and lay there.
Of course it was playing opossum.
After a few minutes it jumped up and sped away at a fast wattle.
We drove around town, picked up some food and waved to people that though we were on vacation.
When I got home I went to fill the windshield washer and would you believe there was a second opossum sitting on the wheel well.
It refused to leave even when I blasted it with a hose.
I would have used my .40 but I didn't want a giant hole in my RV.
Now I need some Opossum repellant. The cats won't go near them.
Giant rats. Where's Ernie Brown when you need him?
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Possum stew ....MMMmmmmMMMMMMmmm Good. Campbell soup special
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Is he available for work, and can he make it to Laredo?
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A few good pokes with a broom handle, he plays dead. Go back in a few minutes and same routine. Keep it up until he decides to find a more comfortable spot to winter over.
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Ammonia on a rag. The smell will drive anything away in short time.
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Is he available for work, and can he make it to Laredo?

He's earned his keep for the last 12 years, horse barns, golf courses, resorts, airports, you name it.

For the right price we can be in Texas in 2 weeks.
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Another vote for Parson Terriers! We have two, and let them run around the outside of the coach, then we put them inside and let them sniff around. I let them go thru the entire coach, then I let them romp around in the basement compartments, too. I do this once a week, and have never had any critters since. We have used the Fresh-Cab bags in the engine compartment, but do not know if that is any better than the pups.

We used to live in Texas, but now reside in Colorado, so you will have to get your own terriers! Smartest dogs we have ever owned, too. Probably cheaper to feed the pups then to repair chewed-up wiring, too. Good luck, let us know if you discover a better cure.

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