I need to rethink my Anti Possum strategies. (NSFW)


Source: Mmm. Possum. | AFlaGunBlog

I have two of those a**holes running amok in my backyard. I really can’t afford a silencer or deal with the federal aggravation, but I don’t think plain CB caps out of the .22 pistol will be enough.


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  1. Joe Miller (@joethefatman1) : January 24, 2016 at 7:23 am

    I knew they tough, but Damn!

    Glad I use a shotgun on them when they start causing problems around here.

  2. Sub-sonic long rifle shells in a rifle are pretty quiet. Head shots are best.

  3. I love it! Thanks!

  4. Get yourself a 10/22. Whack them w/ a stick. When they ‘die’, put it up to the back of their head and make it go pop. Otherwise they’re near impossible to kill. They’re to stupid to realize they’re supposed to be dead from multiple shots elsewhere.

  5. comradewhoopie : January 24, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    CCI now makes a brand of .22LR called “Quiet-22” and it’s as quiet as a CB Long but it launches a 40 gr. slug. It’s as quiet as a Daisey 880 powerline pump up air rifle. And plenty lethal on ground hogs (personal experience) so possum shouldn’t be a problem either.

  6. When I was 10 or 12 or so, one of my jobs was to close up the chicken coop at night so coyotes and raccoons and possums wouldn’t get in there and eat them. Anyway, one night I went to close them up and something stuck its head out as I was closing the small chicken door. So I went to the people door and peeked inside.

    There was a possum. So, I ran back to the house, and since my dad worked third shift, asked my mom if I could get a gun to take care of it.

    She said no.

    Well, dad entrusted me to protect the chickens. So I did what any ten year old boy who enjoyed fantasy novels would do.

    I got a pitchfork and machete and prepared for battle.

    The fight lasted a good 2, maybe 3 hours to my young mind. In actuality it probably lasted two or three minutes.

    When the fight was over pretty much everything, including me, was covered in blood. When dad got home and went out to feed the chickens the next morning and saw the mess, I was officially allowed to use a .22, asking mom first, to dispatch any said critters I find. This was probably less of him thinking I was responsible enough, and more realizing a 10 year old isn’t going to clean up dismembered possum at 8pm on a school night, thus leaving him to do it in the morning when said child is at school.

    Over the years I killed many, many more possums and raccoons in that chicken coop. Most with a couple of .22LR rounds into the head. Let me tell you something. Possums will take 2 or 3 shots directly to the brain and still flop around hissing at you for a good minute or so. The most effective way is to just hit the heart. You’ll probably need to practice on a couple of them before you learn where to shoot, but once you do you’ll know you’ve gotten it due to the fountain of blood that will come out. Try to avoid getting said blood fountain in chicken food because blood and chicken food makes a particularly disgusting smell.

  7. live trap them and drown them.

  8. I feel bad for it the way I would any creature in pain. I’m not a hunter, but I believe in hunting ethics, that no animal should suffer unduly.

    But a possum is still vermin. They are disease spreading little monsters that get into your house, ruin your insulation, and fight small pets.

    I’m shocked that a vet clinic would waste money and time on a possum. Should have just euthanized it.

  9. I found out they eat a ton of ticks so now I love them.

    • I think that is ACLU propaganda. But of true, that means they eaat the ticks on them. It is not like they have a Tick Whole Foods where they go shopping for organically produced blood suckers.

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