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Calvin has a nice 'possum scar on his muzzle from his first encounter with one. The opossum didn't survive. It must have been slow and painful for the possum though, because he was almost entirely covered with tooth marks.

"It's like being pecked to death by ducks." What kind of dog is Calvin? Most dogs I've seen that hunt kill pretty quickly. I've got Siberian Huskies and they eat what they kill - everything but the head.

Melinda Shore - Software longa, hardware brevis - (Email Removed)

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I'm always boggled by "my dog caught a possum and ... with the dogs bringing live large critters into the house

How about dead ones? When I was a city dweller, there were some garages behind my house, where some old cars were kept (rarely driven, except a few were in the movie "tin men"). An opposum gave birth in one of the garages. When the babies were small cat sized, they started adventuring out. Unfortunately, they started adventuring into my yard (why mine, with the only dog in the neighborhood and the only stockade fence, I don't know). Charlie (lab/dal) got
9 total. One was not quite dead when he brought it through the dog door(unbeknownst to us) and it crawled behind something and died. UGH.

At my current house in the 'burbs, Teddy (golden) brought a young bunny in to watch TV one evening. We escorted it out again.
Janet Boss
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Calvin has a nice 'possum scar on his muzzle from ... though, because he was almost entirely covered with tooth marks.

"It's like being pecked to death by ducks." What kind of dog is Calvin? Most dogs I've seen that hunt kill pretty quickly. I've got Siberian Huskies and they eat what they kill - everything but the head.

Dogs' tastes in this regard are interesting, in a morbid sort of way. My Siberians eat everything, head and all.
Mustang Sally
An opposum gave birth in one of the garages. When the babies were small cat sized, they started adventuring out.

Small cat sized, really?
A house in which I used to live had a cat door and one day a baby opposum began venturing inside. He was about rat-sized at the time. He quickly became quite tame and I named him Harry O'Possum.
Being a nocturnal critter, he made himself a bed in a disused drawer and slept there during the day. At night he'd go out the cat door and do whatever it was that possums do at night. That included eating - even when food was left out for him in the house he wouldn't touch it.
And oddly enough, he never ever eliminated in the house. Obviously, if he had, I'd've had to re-evaluate the situation. But like a cat it appeared that he pretty much housebroke himself.
This situation went on for about a year. It was during a temporarily dogless period of my life; he did co-exist comfortably with my two cats. Sadly, it ended abruptly when I brought my first Briard home as a half-grown pup. That night, Harry nipped me for the first time - and it wasn't an actual bite, just a warning-type nip. The next morning he didn't come home, and I never saw him again.

A few years later, I found three other possum babies of about the same size within the span of a few weeks, apparently littermates. I caught them and tried keeping each of them for a few days. But all three were clearly terrified of me and showed no signs of becoming tame so I let them go. It was obvious that there'd never be another possum like Harry.
Dianne
I've got Siberian Huskies and they eat what they kill - everything but the head.

Dogs' tastes in this regard are interesting, in a morbid sort of way. My Siberians eat everything, head and all.

Yes, I would have thought that small mammals' crunchy heads would be treats to predators. Kind of like a Creme Egg.

http://www.candywarehouse.com/cadburyeggs.html

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
Dogs' tastes in this regard are interesting, in a morbid sort of way. My Siberians eat everything, head and all.

Emmett carries the heads around like little totems and he won't share. I get rid of them when the dogs are inside. Image would eat them, I think, but doesn't get an
opportunity.

Melinda Shore - Software longa, hardware brevis - (Email Removed)

Prouder than ever to be a member of the reality-based community
Yes, I would have thought that small mammals' crunchy heads would be treats to predators.

EEww.
Kind of like a Creme Egg.

Yuumm.
Catherine
& Zoe the cockerchow
Ah, That is so sweet! (Harry O'Possum).
Dogs' tastes in this regard are interesting, in a morbid sort of way. My Siberians eat everything, head and all.

Emmett carries the heads around like little totems and he won't share. I get rid of them when the dogs are inside. Image would eat them, I think, but doesn't get an opportunity.

Heh. The last squirrel that was caught here, or I should say the last one that I'm aware of, still had a head left when Tasha must have gotten distracted. Matty the Greyhound got the head and sneaked it into the house, where I observed him guarding it on a dog bed (Matty, being a Greyhound, didn't know what to do with it once he had it, only that he should hang onto it and not let anyone else have it.)

Mustang Sally
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