Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Lockport, Ny. upstate by lake Ontario
Bronco Info: 78 Bronco, 76 F250 Highboy
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??