Walked out the door the other morning with the dog to feed the fish and was greated by a opposum. Before I could restrain the dog she grabbed it by the neck and apparently snapped it. From my limited trapping experiences these critters are usually hard to kill.
I figured maybe it was playing opposum but when I came back a half hour later it was still laying in the same postion. Have to wonder if this thing was sick or something and weakend already.
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is what is considered as normal jaw power for shepherd size dogs.
Yer Uncle George is going to bust your butt for having been "greated" by a possum.
My Pomeranian will kill a squirrel in a split second with a quick shake and snap. A beagle (if trained properly) can kill a cat with a quick snap. And coyotes routinely kill and eat foxes.
how this dog can grab me by the wrist etc, play rough and not break any skin. It's amazing how much control they have. She's a german shepard/collie mix and bigger than an german shepard I have ever seen. She weighs over 100 lbs.
Here's a pic of her:
How tall is she at the shoulder?
Got a standing profile picture of her?
She can rest her head on the dinner table easily. It can be dangerous at dinner time if you're not carful. LOL
Yep, a real possum snuffer there. LOL
And I picked her up at the Dog Pound where there are lots of animals that need a good home and appreciate it.
Nice dog. She probably thought you were in imminent danger!
I have done a lot of trapping and with trapping comes opossums. I have killed them by bashing them in the head, shooting them in the head (their brains are so small, most of the time you miss it), running them through conibears (body grip traps), etc. THEN I read about putting them kind of flat on all fours (while they are in a trap)and putting a broomstick sized stick right behind the skull. Place a foot on the stick on each side of the skull, grab the tail, pull up real fast. This disjoints the head from the neck and they are dead in about 15 seconds.
Oh... don't try this on raccoons or coyotes.