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Old 11-15-2007, 07:02 PM
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On two separate occasions in the past 3-4 months I have driven up to two different opposums early in the morning around first light. Both were walking in circles with their heads turned. That was the strangest thing I've seen. I mean you can literally walk right up to em and they still just walk in a circle with that head looking up and turned to the side. Anybody else ever seen this? Is this normal opposum behavior. Were they sick? Should I have killed'em? Gosh those things are ugly
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Old 11-15-2007, 07:05 PM
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Yup should have killed them..... Opposum rut! lol!
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Old 11-18-2007, 09:47 AM
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On two separate occasions in the past 3-4 months I have driven up to two different opossums early in the morning around first light. Both were walking in circles with their heads turned. That was the strangest thing I've seen. I mean you can literally walk right up to em and they still just walk in a circle with that head looking up and turned to the side. Anybody else ever seen this? Is this normal opossum behavior. Were they sick? Should I have killed'em? Gosh those things are ugly
They definitely sound sick,'possums can carry rabies,distemper and a couple of other diseases.As far as just shooting them,I would say don't do it,I don't know your game laws,should have called C/O,wildlife biologist,or animal control.They would have wanted to know about the sick animals,so they could track any disease outbreaks.
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Old 11-22-2007, 06:09 AM
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Its pretty common to think they can get rabies or distemper.Truth is that these are viruses,and viruses need minimum temps. grinners are a few degrees short of the minimum. It does sound like distemper, but may be acting that way from a brain injury.
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Old 11-22-2007, 12:45 PM
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They have been hit by a car.Ive seen other animals do it before.Kill it,take it out of its miseary.

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