Re: [CH] Opossums

Mark Gelo (
Mon, 27 Apr 1998 23:03:57 -0400

Traps sound like a good idea, but...

My state (Massachusetts) outlawed "cruel traps" last year. So now, leghold
traps cannot be used in this state. Beavers are running wild, flooding
properties in upscale neighborhoods, and nobody can do anything about it
legally. Opposums are not even on the radar screen here.

But the state is protecting us against ourselves!


-----Original Message-----
From: Guy R. Murray <>
To: Chile-Heads Digest <>; <>
Date: Monday, April 27, 1998 7:59 PM
Subject: [CH] Opossums

>Havent had any problems with the oposum in my garden but do , from time to
>time, have problems in my grain bin. My answer is steel traps, or under
>another name leg hold traps.  I use a rat & mouse bait in a large pan with
>the (two) traps outside the pans. The oposum has a leisurly gait and will
>wander into the trap usually both traps. Then the 22 cal. revolver does the
>finishing act. Yes they are classed as a fur bearer and have a season but
>my state permits certain property protection rights.
>Guy R. Murray