Possum fangs?

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  1. AteUp

    AteUp 12 pointer

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    Had a big old possum that lived around the house for years. Found him in the yard dead yesterday. Stuck him in the trash this morning and couldn't believe the fangs on this guy. I had no idea their canines stuck outside their mouth like that. Nose to tail he was easily 3 ft long. Wonder what the neighbors thought about me taking pictures of my garbage on the street this morning at 6am in -1 temps.:D

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  2. skin_dog1

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    they have to have teeth like that to tear a hole in the rear end of a cow so they can get in where the good stuff is!
     
  3. turkeytalker

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    I looked at the picture first. I thought it was passed out:confused:.
     
  4. AteUp

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    So is it normal for them to have such large canines like that or was this one just really old? I've never noticed them on any other possums that I have enjoyed gazing at in my spare time over the years.;)
     
  5. treerat

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    thats what happens when there is to much inbreeding,,,:D:eek::D
     
  6. headoftheholler

    headoftheholler 12 pointer

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    I would've let it walk. Be a booner in a couple years. :D
     
  7. deadaim

    deadaim 12 pointer

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    Can you get it back out of the garbage and give us some measurements ? :)
     
  8. KYhunter79

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    Like turkey said, he just passed out. Bring home a crave case and he'll wake up and grab 1 or 10....
     
  9. RVtech24

    RVtech24 12 pointer

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    Possum... it's what's for supper
     
  10. KYBOY

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    Yes its normal..Possums have more teeth than any other land animal if Im not mistaken..Over 50 I think and believe me that they can give on heck of a painful bite when they want too :eek:
     
  11. lab

    lab I'm not a people person.

    I can't believe that your garbage people would pick it up. Our garbage service will not pick up the trash if the find any animal/animal part in the can. I had thrown away an old tail fan off of a turkey that my wife's father had kept and they left me a note saying that they would not pick it up because of "animal parts".
     
  12. AteUp

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    Never had any animal parts refused, even back when they dumped them by hand. Now they have an automatic arms on the trucks that pick the cans up and dump them.
     
  13. KYBOY

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    Ive had whole carcasses in garbage bags befor..Never had a problem..Usually most of mine go to a "bait pile"..50-60 beaver carcasses can cause quit a stink :D
     
  14. slickhead slayer

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    Bud Light, Wicks Pizza and a Possum, only in your trash Terry.
     
  15. AteUp

    AteUp 12 pointer

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    I swear, I knew you were going to ID that pizza box. I just knew it.:eek: I love me some Wick's. They deliver to my house too. (and I enjoy a little Bud Light from time to time.):D
     

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