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December 17, 2010


Angry woman releases possum outside Houston City Hall

(Thanks to Rita June Goff)


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"Vandiver says she bought two animal traps and has captured at least 50 opossums over the last decade. Each time she would call BARC, the City of Houston’s animal control agency, and an officer would come to her house, retrieve the animal and set it free somewhere else."

There's only ONE possum, and one evil, evil animal control officer.

Two medals, one for her, one for the possum. Actually, two for the woman, them possums is fierce.

*Waiting patiently until Dec. 25 for footage of the mayor opening her possum. That sounds like a euphemism for something...

A lady came into my office at the health department one day with a bandage covering her right hand. She had reached into a bag of dog food in her garage to feed the dog (duh) and encountered a half-grown opossum in there, chowing down.
She described it as like grabbing a sewing machine at the wrong end.
I think she would disagree about the "dangerous" part.
I used to encounter possums in my yard with some regularity. The worst that happened is my being warned to stay out of its territory.

Not nearly as cuddly as that googly-eyed one. Creepy little beast, but she's got the right idea. How does she know animal control wasn't just releasing her other catches around the corner. She might have been trapping the same couple of possums over and over again.

Are y'all suggesting the rather disturbing possumbility of homing possums?

City Hall's a stone's throw away from my office.

"...advises homeowners to deal with the problem on their own the same way they would handle any other rodent problem."

Rodent? BARC needs a biology lesson.

I suggest using the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch.

Dave, sounds like she is just liable to do that.

bonmot, you need a mascot possum for your practice.

A mad possum upon you spammer.

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