Bryant RedHawk wrote:Our dogs have deterred both opossums and raccoons from coming around our property. Nothing else worked for us.
The problem with growing food for them is that you aren't encouraging them to find other territory that is safer to be finding food in.
D. Klaer wrote:How big is your property? I hate to say but if they can go from tree to tree there isn't much I can think of that works (other than continual removal). While my trees are small here the dog is enough but I remember as a kid on my parents property having no luck at all.
Denise Kersting wrote:You could try taking a smooth sided plastic garbage can, with the bottom cut out and slit up the length of it. Wrap it around the trunk so that the possum can't climb up it. I'd wrap the seam with duct tape to keep them from opening the seam and getting at the trunk.
Peter Kalokerinos wrote:Our dogs kept them away when we lived in Sydney....not dealt with any at the new place yet. Just dont let them into the roof....you'll never be rid of the smell. Relocating doesn't work in my experience. Dogs and minimise nice places for them to live
....sadly a .223 isn't allowed in Australia....it is in NZ....where they'd considered an introduced pest
Andy Moffatt wrote:Yea here in NZ it's usually fixed with a 12gauge. what about a cage trap set with an apple permanently? Then just drop the thing off elsewhere relatively far away, there can't be too many possums in your area surely.
David Livingston wrote:how about eating them
David Livingston wrote:I regularly tie a dog to the tree even when he is not there it's smell is