Saturday, February 25, 2012

Mr. Opossum

So apparently our house was not secure because we had a breach. I had been hearing noises in our attic for about a month and they finally got scary enough for us to call an exterminator. They came and identified our house's points of weakness, sealed them up, and went critter hunting. They set up some traps (catch and release, not catch and murder) yesterday and said they'd be back on Monday. Awesome, except when we were watching a movie in the living room last night, we heard the snap and crash of the trap being activated and a poor little opossum inside. I didn't want him in there all weekend, even though the exterminator put a can of meow mix in the trap for him to eat and said they can live in a trap with no food or water for a week, because that's sad AND he was super noisy up there.

So Jeff asked our ex-Marine current Fireman neighbor Matt if he was scared of opossums. Matt laughed and said no, and offered to help take it out for us. Yay! 

Jeff standing at a safe distance...

Got ya! I don't care what people say. I think opossums are cute.

Elsa was very upset we chose to do this during her nap time. Sorry baby!

The release effort was caught on video, you can watch it on YouTube here.

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