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I am so bummed. I saw a dead mama possum in the middle of the road with her tiny baby. They were both run over, I was so upset. She was probably out looking for something to eat and got hit. I looked around to see if I could see any more babies, but I didn't see any. The baby was probably a couple weeks old.

Mar 13, 2012 - 05:29 pm
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How sad

Mar 13, 2012 - 05:47 pm
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Awful. But it's Spring and everything is mating and repoducing and running all over. UGH.

Mar 13, 2012 - 06:23 pm
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awwwhhhh  not a good day for little ones.  Mine passed away too....

Mar 13, 2012 - 06:52 pm
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Oh I am so sorry GG, at least it died peacefully and not in the wet grass. Spring is tough on wildlife living in populated areas, too many cars, cats & dogs

Mar 13, 2012 - 07:02 pm
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That is so sad As I was driving home from my sons t ball practice, I saw a rabbit get it's back end run over on the opposite side of traffic. I saw it drag itself off into someone yard, that was acouple weeks ago.

Mar 13, 2012 - 07:02 pm
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That's terrible. You know if you ever find injured wildlife, there is a place next to the SPCA that takes them. If the injury is severe, the 24 emergency clinic for dogs & cats @ Deerbrook will put them to sleep for free. They as for a small donation, but if u can't make one they still accept the animal.

Mar 13, 2012 - 07:15 pm
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it's natures way of controling the animal population , if none of the wild life never died we would be over run  in just a few months. Just like with people , everyone & everything  has a time to die ...that's life...sad but true....

Mar 14, 2012 - 07:26 am
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Getting hit by a car is not a natural way for wildlife to die. Natures way is being killed by a predator or setting sick and dying in the wild. I agree, there's alot of possums, however they only live around 2 years in the wild, they have a very short lifespan compared to other wildlife. I just have a soft spot for them. They are our only marsupial, they don't carry rabies......and poor things they are so darn ugly, but they are unassuming and very docile for the most part. They are opportunistic when feeding, they eat all kinds of pest including those big roaches. They will eat carrion (road kill) and all.sorts of unpleasant things. I just love em!

Mar 14, 2012 - 10:15 am
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yes, very ugly & huge teeth ! But very benefical to our community ....good points.

Mar 14, 2012 - 11:24 am
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Yes, it's horrible.... but so is nature.  Animals have been getting run over since man started using wheels.  I don't get weepy every time I see a dead animal on the side of the road.  Besides, I don't hear anyone feeling so bad that they are giving up using vehicles.  It's life, it's death, it happens.

Mar 14, 2012 - 01:55 pm
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Getting hit by a car is not a natural way for wildlife to die. Natures way is being killed by a predator or setting sick and dying in the wild. I agree, there's alot of possums, however they only live around 2 years in the wild, they have a very short lifespan compared to other wildlife. I just have a soft spot for them. They are our only marsupial, they don't carry rabies......and poor things they are so darn ugly, but they are unassuming and very docile for the most part. They are opportunistic when feeding, they eat all kinds of pest including those big roaches. They will eat carrion (road kill) and all.sorts of unpleasant things. I just love em!


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Natures way is also starvation.




Mar 14, 2012 - 04:27 pm
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I think everyone is missing @wallacepups point here......I think the truly sad part is that she had a baby possum on her.... 

Mar 14, 2012 - 04:42 pm
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Missing the point?  It's a rodent.  Do y'all cry when a rat or mice die?  You have to be kidding me.

Mar 16, 2012 - 08:11 pm
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I think everyone is missing @wallacepups point here......I think the truly sad part is that she had a baby possum on her.... 


@pharlap:

If you think that it's sad that she had a baby on her, I guess I'll send you into a crying jag.  Opossums are marsupials.  The females keep their babies in a pouch.  So she probably had her entire brood (except for the one) in her pouch.  If the impact didn't kill the brood, then they died from starvation.

As I said before, yes it's sad, but it's nature.


Mar 16, 2012 - 09:21 pm
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Sad?  Where are all you cat lovers?  You do know opossums kill cats? 

Mar 16, 2012 - 10:09 pm
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