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Who here has a Good Knowledge of Possums + Rabbies

OK I live in a small city I guess you would call it? I went out in my fenced in back yard this morning where my Dog goes out every morning etc, the dog had been out for awhile, since it was still dark this morning, its light now when I look out there and I see him out back sniffing around a BIG AZZ Possum, its just laying there (playing possum) so first I think its dead, great what killed it rabies?? then as soon as I get the dog inside it slowly sits up, and just kind of wobbles, and don't really move for a while, now its not foaming at the mouth or anything but the tips of its ears are real red? but the way it was just kind of wobbling I figured I better call someone to come take care of it figuring they will shoot it and test it for rabies? so I call the cops, the officer brings out a high powered pellet gun and kills it, and says he don't think it is rabid I can just go ahead and bury it? does this sound right to anyone? shouldn't they test it to see if it was rabid and we have been exposed to it??
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nah.....if your dog had his rabies vac., i would'nt worry about it.
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You can call animal control and find out if there have been any reported cases of rabies in your area...if not, I wouldn't worry about it too much. Raccoons are a much greater concern when it comes to rabies.

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about all i know about possums is they have a bifurcated penis


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about all i know about possums is they have a bifurcated penis


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Well I got it all taken care of I do believe, Health dept came and took it to get it tested, called the vet to make sure the dog was up to date, well someone else took over and misplaced my records so my dogs vaccination ran out last month? I'm taking him today to get a new one, everyone I've talked to said that it should be fine? I can not see any signs that he has been bitten anywheres, so I think everything is going to be fine, I am going to take every step necessary to be sure, The Bad part and stupid thing on my part is I have never put a dog licence on my dog so as soon as I get back from the vets I am going down to do that as well, hopefully if they do decide to fine me for not being up to date on everything, hopefully it will be a small one? I'll find out in a couple days if the thing was sick or not? I had to bag it up for the H/Dept so I put it in a 5gl bucket as well, the sum bitch was still alive when I Picked it up with my post hole diggers by its head, just like a big pair of tongs!!
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you won't get fined for your dog being out of date.
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What vets don't tell you is the rabies vaccination is good for 3 years -- I THINK he told me 3 years, I know it's longer than the one year. They tell you once a year because it puts more money in their pocket. People could save a ton of money if they'd learn how to give shots and just buy the vaccines from an online livestock supply, or even Tractor Supply.

As far as the possum goes, if it was out in the middle of the day I'd suspect it more as being rabid, otherwise it was just out doing it's nightly prowling. Possums kinda wobble when they walk anyhow, especially after being scared like that. I used to have one for a pet, raised it from a baby.

Also I think if it had been rabid it would have tried to get or bite your dog, not "play possum" like a healthy possum would.
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doesn't say much for the cop if that thing was still alive
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I dont have much good to say about my police force here, the H/dept guy said that it was totaly wrong what he did, I didnt think it was right that is why I took other steps to be sure my dog and family are safe. Mels you seem to know what you are talking about so I am going to P/M you if thats ok. thanks Y'all for the help I was just alittle stressed out at the time of the post, but I got it under controll now I do believe
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our rabies tags are good for 3 years where i live. that is one shot per 3 years. yer pup will be fine.
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I would worry more about my dog getting in poison oka.ivy/summac then getting rabies from a possum. When i was young and running and gunning bearfooted in alabama we used to catch them all the time by the tails. They would get pissy but we ended up shooting them cause the old man down the street used to eat em and he gave a buck a pop for them



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Yea I think I have a better understanding on the whole thing now, I was just stressed out, my dog is a big Ole chocolate lab, his name is Tank and it fits him good hes around 100lbs and he is my constant companion, he's like my son, but I also have a 7yr old daughter home sick today so that is a major concern that she would not get sick, as much as I love my dog my family and my kid comes first. but I think everything will be fine, I am hoping that it was just acting funny because it went into its defensive mode (playing dead) and it made it groggy in some way? I have seen it on my back porch at night eating the dog food in the summer time and never thought about it because as soon as it heard me he hauled azz, but this time he just sat there. so like I said hopefully it was all because he went into playing dead mode? and just so you know after I saw it in the dogs food that time I quit putting food out and got rid of what it had touched and the bowls
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What vets don't tell you is the rabies vaccination is good for 3 years -- I THINK he told me 3 years, I know it's longer than the one year. They tell you once a year because it puts more money in their pocket. People could save a ton of money if they'd learn how to give shots and just buy the vaccines from an online livestock supply, or even Tractor Supply.

As far as the possum goes, if it was out in the middle of the day I'd suspect it more as being rabid, otherwise it was just out doing it's nightly prowling. Possums kinda wobble when they walk anyhow, especially after being scared like that. I used to have one for a pet, raised it from a baby.

Also I think if it had been rabid it would have tried to get or bite your dog, not "play possum" like a healthy possum would.
And you have to be very careful with those store bought vaccines. Alot of them are sh*t.
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And you have to be very careful with those store bought vaccines. Alot of them are sh*t.
No health department or animal control group I know of will recognize the do-it yourself vaccines... If your dog bites it will be considered un-vacinated.... In some areas that can mean long quarantines or even madatory testing. It's bullshit, but thats how the vets got the law sets set up...

Most of the time possums do not get rabies, whatever has it to give it to them usually kills them in process... It's is very dificult to transmit anyway... I would not be all that concerned. Take care----Fog

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personally if it were me id take my dog to the vet. id rather be safe then sorry

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I spend most of my off time either hunting or fishing and I honestly have never seen a rabid animal but I still get rabies shots for my hunting dogs just incase they find that one rare case. I have six deer dogs and two coondogs that I worm and vacinate myself but my state doesn't recognize the storebought rabies shot so I have to bite the bullet and go to the vet.

I have some info for you all that came from a no BS vet that I trust. The vet makes very little money from a rabies shot and the rest goes to your county. I believe this because here in Pensacola it used to cost $32 per dog that wasn't fixed for the same shot I pay an Alabama vet near our hunting club $8 for fixed or not. Another scam is year round heartworm prevention, it takes a heartworm larvae over six months to develop and all your heartworm pills will kill the larvae so if you own multiple dogs and want to save money while keeping your dog healthy give them a pill every three months. If you don't beleive me about the heartworms ask yourself why they don't give your puppy a heartworm test if he's less than six months old and don't start him on prevention untill he's six months old.
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We live in the city and had 2 raccoons die in our back yard in 2 months. One was dead when we found it, the other was near death and I finished it off with a shovel. We called some animal place and they said that it was a big die-off due to distemper. Since the raccoons didn't get vaccinated regularly they die whereas pet dogs don't have a problem.

Could be a similar situation with the poor old possum.
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