Opossums Using Hole in Fascia to Access Attic
Opossums were using this deteriorated and clawed-open hole in a wooden fascia board to gain
access to the attic of this home.
Inside the attic, I find the mother opossum and she's only got two young with her. I removed
the young using a long snare pole, but the mother ran away to an inaccessible part of the
I set a one-way door on the hole, and trapped the mother opossum in a cage set on the roof
right above the hole. After all of the opossums are gone and no more noise is heard, I seal
up the hole permanently with brown metal flashing. Problem solved.
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Possum on roof – things you need to know about this crazy animal! Learn more about How to Get Possums off the Roof. Have you ever seen a possum? If you have then you will have noticed that they were very odd looking creatures indeed! If you hadn’t, take a look at Google and let us know what you think? These animals just look bizarre, don’t they? Well, when you learn a little bit more about them too, you will soon see exactly how bizarre this creature is.
They play dead, they love a good garbage can rummage, they have the most teeth out of any mammal and still don’t really try to use them, and they contain disease, although the last statement is more the usual stereotyping that you would normally give a wild animal.
The truth can be said about the playing dead part – this may look hilarious to you, and also more than a little terrifying at the same time when you think that you had just inadvertently killed a wild animal, but this is a move that has been cleverly designed by the possum over years of evolution, and as a form of protection, it actually kind of works! When you see the animal slump to the floor, (or if you were a predator, such as the fox) you would more than likely give up the fight rather than carry it on, so it works in the possum’s favor – it tricks its threat into thinking it has won, and then scampers off later on when it is safe to do so.
The teeth part is real too – they have 50 of the super sharp little blighters and they can rip through most materials with relative ease, which is pretty scary when you think about it. They rarely use these teeth, of course, and although it is not really all that wise to test the theory – it is actually somewhat rare for a possum to fight back rather than run away or play dead.
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