Sunday, March 9, 2008

The Opossum Saga Continues





Fed up with my complaining of the opossum continuing to visit us and while I have worked my usual Friday and Saturday night shifts, Stephen went out to Walmart to get us a pellet gun, of which we will be getting heavier pellets tomorrow. I was surprised to hear this afternoon that when I awoke he had popped it in it's bottom twice. He knew he had gotten it because the first one he saw it's fur move and the second one made it jump. However, I believe that we have a family here as we were certain that we had scared it off, another had returned this evening and as I grabbed the gun and had a straight shot at the bastard, the gun jammed. Damn!!!!!! The lady behind the gun counter assured us that five pellets ought to do it in as it has the same pop of a ".22". I went on a mission this evening. Where Steve doesn't feel right about killing it, I was not sure about it and I now am certain. I'm done! I'm running them off, even if it's in a garbage bag, permanently. I could not find him this evening, but I am sure he will turn up again tomorrow and I will be armed and ready. Stephen is giggling at me as I'm sitting in the extension with gun and goggles donned and ready. I will get that grey rat and his kin! The video is my Hubs commentary on why they have taken up here.


video

14 comments:

Becki said...

OMG ROFLAMO!!!!! That is hilarious!!! I am almost peeing myself, seeing Dad looking like that. Now he has the matching goggles with the nutty professor style hair. Bless his cottons. Seriously...I cannot stop laughing!!! xxxxx

tomdom said...

heheehe doofus miss you guys, tom x x

Kathy C said...

Possums are my arch enemy. Not only do they eat my chickens, they gave Gunner EPM.

I actually stabbed one to death with a pitch fork once! Good Luck.

Callie said...

Becs, I know.....He's cute!

Tom, you are right! We are doofuses and we miss all of you guys as well!


Kathy, I remember reading about Gunner.......I plan on unloading the pellets on them today. I think we have three hanging around here!

Twisted Oaks Quarter Horses said...

I hope you get them. I ran one over with the car once, my mom was mad because I did not swerve. I had to get back in her good graces by catching and releasing a couple in the forest preserve. What she doesn't know won't hurt her. I'll get the next one.

ranchette said...

ok that picture made me guffaw out loud. Good luck on the possum hunt.

Callie said...

LOL, I was suprised to find Steve had been out there with the gun!

Callie said...

Rancette, Are you laughing at my mad professor little Brit husband who is in need of a haircut desperately!!!...LOL

Callie said...

Well, my husband just called me down and handed me the gun and sure enough the big grey rat was on the deck. I popped him in the ass from about 12 feet away. He just stopped and looked at me. I shot again and the third made him jump and plumit off the deck! Husband was laughing!

Mrs Mom said...

LMAO Steve-O, what is UP with that do, dude? Did Callie lock you on the inversion table until the mouse dried in it? ;)

JUST KIDDING!!!

Y'all are too much..hehehe

thepowerguides said...

Mrs Mom
that is my professor look i am afraid that if anything that was my best side so now you know why i do not like photos .

I have always looked like a mad professor since I was 17 if only I had the brains of a professor I would be made for life

steve

ranchette said...

Callie - yes I was laughing out loud at your mad professor Brit husband. I did again just now seeing that picture again. I have to admit, the accent did win me over in the attached video. Otherwise, I would have been making some very hairstyle and local yokel jokes.

Rising Rainbow said...

I'mn with kathy c KILL the suckers every last one of them. There's no love lost between me and those critters.

As for Steve, I guess I'm going to have to go back and have a closer look.

Callie said...

Ranchette, I know the accent gets ya doesn't it....LOL


Mikael, got one more just tonight, popped it right between the eyes!