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4 years 19 weeks ago, 5:45 PM

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mixed feelings

ok so my dog did battle with a possum under my shed while i was at work. Apparently it went on for a couple of hours. He is a Border Terrier and a spoiled city dog. So when i came home my wife and two daughters were all freaked out First i got him out of there. The Possum stayed under and hissed at us. What to do what to do. I went upstairs and like Paris Hilton picking out shoes for a night out , looked threw my guns and decided on the Ruger .22 Mark 1. I figured it was the quietest gun I have.Don't forget , I live in a very Anti gun state.I had my daughters boyfriend chase the possum out and had it cornered.It was nice sized about maybe 15 feet long......give or take. I had the boyfriend go get my lawnmoter and waited for him. As I waited i stood there eye to eye.....and had second thoughts.Poor animal , one of Gods creatures ...you know shit like that....but then i thought....he'll keep coming back and freak out my females, and that would get on my nerves and i might go on somekind of shooting spree.So i told my accomplice Daniel to crank up the lawn mower on three.He did and i shot......perfect timing and i hit it in the throat from about 10 feet. it was still alive twitching so i had daniel repeat the drill and this time it was a head shot.......i was kinda proud that i man'd up, but now i kinda feel a little shitty......

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 6:01 PM

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Opossums and .22s

or possums, I don't care.
Anywho, when I first got married, we lived way the hell out in the sticks. My wife had a barn cat she fed on the front porch. Every night I would hear a hell of a ruckus. I finally grabbed the Ruger 10-22 that I had at the time with the bananna clip loaded, only it was loaded with solid points.
I did the "fling the door open, hit the porch light switch and aim" drill. The damned thing just looked at me and kept eating the cat food! So, I put one center of the neck, just behind the head. It started walking, yeah walking, off the porch. I proceeded to pump this miserable thing full of lead at a range that was parting it's hair from muzzle blast. I continued at a barrel length distance still shooting. We went off the porch, down the steps, across the yard and to the corner of the house. That is when I ran out of ammo. I'm sure it died, I just don't know where.
I've never bought anything but hollow point .22 ammo since.

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 6:01 PM

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Opossums are the worst!!! I am the wildlife resource person for the county I live in, and I have raised some of them. I feel bad now, cause what if they made it all the way up North to you???? You gotta do what you gotta do!! And with family members that are of the opposite sex, You gotta keep a happy household. (Im guessing ya'll are not used to them in the yard, per say). I think you did the right thing ebear!!! Now go find somebody that likes road kill, and maybe you wont feel so bad!!! LOL

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 6:14 PM

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lol

well i live right by the woods.So we've had racoons and such. T-Bone my dog is a little bad ass when he needs to be..The thing that got me thinkin, was it was pretty up close and personal, like i said eye to eye.my oldest thinks im the coolest. my youngest is kinda " i don't wanna talk about it right now" and the wife.....well ....i hoping for some oral tonight!!!!! fuck yeah im fuckin Charles Bronson!!!!!

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 6:18 PM

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shit ebear

you are off center a bit! LOL
I reckon thats why I like ya!
Keep T-Bone current on his shots and good job.
Good luck tonite too!

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 6:23 PM

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 6:23 PM

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thanks Vaq

i think.....lol

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 6:26 PM

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This is why I keep a

compound bow....Silent and deadly, I live in the 'burbs as well and if I was to fart too loud the Lib's....errr!....ahhh!.... I mean neighbors would call the cops. Mr possum would be Shishkabab, just 'chuck' him on the grill......How is your dog doing ebear? possums and racoons are not to be fucked with.

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 6:29 PM

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Hey, you got

"twice pipe's" on that mower????? Mine wouldn't drown out a .22!....LOL!

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 6:30 PM

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everthing is cool hamp

Border Terriers are traditionally tunnel hunters. They were bred to flush out foxes and such. They have this very thick looses skin. T-bone has fucked up some pretty big racoons.I do keep him up on shots. he's a great dog.Photo, i think that family may be looking for a new pet,,,he looked real familier.

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 6:33 PM

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mexican so you know his lawnmower is a low rider with glass packs and air suspension so he can make it hop

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 6:34 PM

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lmao

good one! !!!..actually, one neighbor did come out, but i think she was convinced it was the mower back firing......i thought it was a smart move....

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 6:37 PM

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My advice, get a bow

that way if these 'unpleasantries' happen again, you need not risk a "scene" with the law.....And it's a damn good workout to boot!

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 6:39 PM

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Amen to the workout part of it!!! I just shot mine, But I hate that I have an astigmatism in my dominate Rt eye. It only messes w me every once in awhile, but when it does, It makes me feel like my sights are messed up, and makes me 2nd guess what Im doing!!

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 6:45 PM

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Ace, time for

Lasik surgery, my mom had the operations (if you want to call it that, out patient) after 61 years of dealing with it......Gotta run, kid needs help working on his car.....BRB!

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 6:39 PM

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im thinking

a good pellet-gun, just for the yard........any suggestions? cheaper the better

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 6:41 PM

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Maybe a Gamo, but there not cheap!

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 6:49 PM

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ebear

I gotta agree w HampsterW. and w Shakleford. 1. a bow will do what u need, quietly, and 2, a pellet gun aint gonna do shit to an Opoussum. Or to a raccoon. Next time, Give the females in ur life a credit card, so they can leave the premises, and then do what U gotta do. ME, I'll b the one doing what I gotta do... U gotta keep some happier than others...

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 6:55 PM

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yeah Ace

the wife and youngest were in the house checking the dog out, my oldest and her boyfriend were my posse.....a bow huh?

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 7:00 PM

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DEFONATELY a bow!! PLEASE dont get a crossbow, unless U dont think U can figure a basic compound bow out. Its not hard, But its not easy either. It takes practice, But it is quiet!!! Check ur pawn shops for right now. Im not really big on that, (thats why I had to duct tape my boobs, I didnt have one fitted for me then, I am shorter than the avg man) but its a start. Im sure Hamp and I can help U get used to the sites and how to adjust ur shots......

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 7:08 PM

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ace

do i have to tape my nipples?

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 6:39 PM

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they carry disease! Just an overgrown rat!

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 6:43 PM

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hey possum

tastes just like eagle!BBQ tonite....I had a gunfight with a skunk,what i mean is the fucker was trying to set up house under my porch,stinky bastard,so when i found out about it,i went outside with my 870 loaded with 00 buck and an old .22 pistol.I put a garden hose under the porch,turned on the water,and threw down the pistol.When the skunk came out,he made a move for the pistol,that's when i shot him dead.Justifiable,no remorse,no quarter.

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 6:45 PM

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yeah shaq

ur right....im cool with it.......just wish i could have did it with one shot....the twitching kinda got to me....but i did the right thing in finishing it off....i feel better about it.....now i wanna look for its family and get them jobs or something

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 6:48 PM

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call your nearest Dumbocrat and they'll get them all the assistance they need on th the taxpayers dime so don't feel bad.

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 6:51 PM

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lol

the hell with it....i feel like Jose Nugent right now!!!!!!

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 6:53 PM

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Get a crossbow

but it really doesnt matter you'll probably just shoot yourself in the foot anyways lmao. Or you could always play arrow rulette with it lol

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 6:54 PM

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jose nugent

do you mean the windy city madman?

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 6:56 PM

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yeah clint

i like that ! ! !

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 6:58 PM

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the windy city madman

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 7:06 PM

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nice ring to it

i may make tee-shirts

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 7:08 PM

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ebear, how about

windy city esse loco

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 7:10 PM

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Possum

Possum, Had one in my garage last week. The damn thing went under my rid'n mower!!
Yea!! but I didn't want to clean up the mess!! Well finely I got him outside where I comminced
Beat'n the F75K out of him!!
Bleed'n from the nose, and tak'n head shots from my shovle!! I walked away, told the kids to get him on the shovle and take him way out into the field!! Well this damn possom must have been trained in the MMA!! I shit you not!! He took shots that the ICE MAN couldn't!!!! The kids Yelled " He"S gitt'n up!! So I pounded on his skull som'more!!
Went back in the garage again, thats when the two little kids from accros the street came for a closer look!! when I started back out I seen um runnin like hell back to their house, tell'n their maw what I was doi'n to the cat thing!
Another comes, he's gonn get the same welcome!
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4 years 19 weeks ago, 7:13 PM

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yeah Lyle

i had to kick this one a few times to make sure he was dead......the headshot did it

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 7:11 PM

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how about Mapache`Hitman.....mapache` is possum in Spiclish

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 7:14 PM

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spiclish?

that made me laugh. Mapache Muerta

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 7:15 PM

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si

poor pussy-gato

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 9:21 PM

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possums lol

i shot a possum once from about 5 yards with 00 buckshot lol

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 9:28 PM

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How the hell how have U been Buddy???

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 9:29 PM

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ace!

been ok, just really tired, workin 10 hours at work and ive been movin to the new aprtment lol, facebook chat!

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 9:32 PM

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Gimme a few.. Started a cat fight, wanna see if it gets finished!!!!!

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 9:35 PM

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haha

leave snake alone!

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 10:03 PM

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raffy in da house wuzzup beeeeyotch!!

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 10:14 PM

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I'll tell Raffy u said Hi!!! we're on fb!!!!

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 10:16 PM

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Oh I see, now I know what is more important!!

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 10:20 PM

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I AM!!!! LOLOL hahahahaha!! Not really. but that sounded good, hunh!! LBC, U have a PM Sir!!

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 10:24 PM

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haha mike

whats up ol top

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I know I'm old,but don't call me sir,i work for a living......crap,now I'm saying shit i used to here old people say..crap,i suppose shitting my pants is next.

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not sure

...but shooting a possum that is 15 feet long with a .22? You may be in for a world of hurt! You may want to get a 20mm HEI round for that!

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4 years 18 weeks ago, 12:16 PM

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Mixed feelings

The true definition of mixed feelings is what you have when you see your mother-in-law going off a cliff behind the wheel of your brand new truck/car. And Ebear no matter what NEVER give your credit card to the females in your life.

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