Saturday, January 11, 2014

Ding Dong, the witch is dead!

Or perhaps it's a case of the criminal returning to the scene of the crime. When I went out to get the eggs, I found the opossum inside the coop and all the chickens outside. I quick closed it up and called for help. Since my son is at work I started calling around and my retired neighbor agreed to come down with his .22. Within a few minutes he had thrown the body over the fence into his pasture. It was big! I can see how it could easily kill poor Duchess and Princess. So, the chickens are safer and justice is done.

Why didn't I shoot it myself? I've never shot anything alive before and the idea makes me nervous. Someday I may have to, but not today.


Compostwoman said...

Glad it is not alive anymore to kill your chickens!

Tanya. said...

Glad you got that pest sorted out...hopefully now your chickens can rest easy!!