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Has this happen to anyone else?

brycosbrycos Posts: 137
edited October 2012 in EggHead Forum

Last night I was sitting on my patio watching the game, smoking a cigar and thinking about the great weekend cooks that had been.  I heard some noises that made me think a mouse had gotten into my table - under the cover.  So I pull off the cover and open the bottom drawers - nothing.  Open the left door and remove the propane tanks - nothing. Open the right door and don't see anything at first but I can hear it.  It's dark. I've got my flashlight and with the shadows it created I couldn't see anything very well due to all the clutter that was in there.  Then I saw something that looked like a rope, but I hadn't put a rope in there.  Upon further inspection, the rope had evenly spaced ridges like a stack of donuts would have except they got smaller as they ascended.  Then I thought I've got a rat - so I go to get a gun but which one.  The .357 is a bit messy not to mention the hole it would put in my table, .22 the same just on a smaller scale.  So I decide on my son's BB gun.  When I get back outside, I open the door slowly, cocked-gun in hand, shine the light in and - wait - that's not a rat it's a friggin' possum!  What the... - How the ...  A possum?!

 

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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,320
    edited October 2012
    Indirect about 40 minutes a pound at 300*

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • Nope, can't say that I have.



    "Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage."

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,205
    Awww, they're so cute...like Freddy Kruger is cute.
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  • ZickZick Posts: 171
    Indirect about 40 minutes a pound at 300*
    Priceless!
    When was the last time you did something for the first time? - Zick Boulder, CO
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  • Indirect about 40 minutes a pound at 300*

    Do you wrap yours? Really been wanting to try that.

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  • Indirect about 40 minutes a pound at 300*

    Plate setter legs up?



    "Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage."

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  • brycosbrycos Posts: 137

    I'm trying to post pics- taking forever to upload.  I was hoping Stike would show up and give me some pointers on dry-aging a possum primal.

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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,320

    Can't get enough of them myself

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    edited October 2012
    I've had quite a few possums (in the middle of Houston), mostly trying to eat the eggs of my chickens.  I've killed several with a .22, but decided I've killed way more than my share of animals in my lifetime.  So, I bought a live trap.

    I caught 5 possums, and 8 wild cats from my next door neighbor feeding them.  They all live in a nice wooded area about 6 miles from my home now.  None have found their way back.


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  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,524

    X_X

    For some of you ^^ there is no hope at all.

    :))

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    And all the toys to make me look like a Gizmo Chef.

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  • LMMFAO! Aww...



    "Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage."

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  • Can't get enough of them myself

    Nice plating. I'm off to find me a possum!



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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,205
    We've had many generations of possums living around our house.  They don't hurt anything so we just don't mind them.  Our cats don't care about them, and if they (and they have) manage to find themselves in our neighbor's yard (6 misfit rescue dogs - yep, the vegetarians), they, uh, get shredded.  They've been around a lot longer than we have.
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,036
    So, tell the truth, on this back yard safari, once you realized what you were dealing with, didn't you wish you had gone with at least the .22?
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,205
    edited October 2012
    I've culled my share of invasive pests.  Nutria. (crap - and a few hundred water moccasins)  They were imported and escaped from fur farms, and now they're causing massive erosion by eating the plants that keep the marshes from becoming open sea/lake in Louisiana.  Giant evil gerbil creatures....40 pound rats.  If you watched the Princess Bride - ROUS (rodents of unusual size).  They're just trying to survive.  I slayed many through a scope and .22 long.  Never been a hunter though, but I'll buy from a butcher.  Personal choice.  Needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the invasive gerbil....
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • Yep.  Big rats with orange teeth.  I've killed a few myself.

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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

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  • Get rid of it.  Kill or live trap.  I had a bunch under my house a few years back.  They actually have a scent sack like a skunk, and it is an aweful smell!  Live trap with cat food, and then to the woods.

    GEAUX TIGERS!!!!!!!!!

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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,920
    edited October 2012
    Make sure to cook them to a high temperature since they eat trash. You want to make sure you kill all the bacteria and harmful stuff. Just like bears.

    Richardson, Texas

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  • brycosbrycos Posts: 137

    Pics. The first is just to show the lay-out of my table (and my red-headed step-child).

    2nd pic is drops of blood in the bottom right drawer. (after second shot)

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  • brycos said:

    Pics. The first is just to show the lay-out of my table (and my red-headed step-child).

    2nd pic is drops of blood in the bottom right drawer. (after second shot)

    I think the V-Rack is an excelent idea. That way you can get a good crisp skin all the way around

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  • brycosbrycos Posts: 137
    So, tell the truth, on this back yard safari, once you realized what you were dealing with, didn't you wish you had gone with at least the .22?
    I didn't want to risk putting a hole in the table.  There has been some reports of rabid raccoons in the area that I was alittle concerned about.  But after the first shot I knew this wasn't rabid. 
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  • brycosbrycos Posts: 137
    brycos said:

    Pics. The first is just to show the lay-out of my table (and my red-headed step-child).

    2nd pic is drops of blood in the bottom right drawer. (after second shot)

    I think the V-Rack is an excelent idea. That way you can get a good crisp skin all the way around
    yeah if he'd only died right there on the rack I could've thrown him on right away.
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  • probe1957probe1957 Posts: 213
    "Honey quick.  Call that Chinese restaurant down the road."
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,417
    Hope you were smoking a Tatuaje Coronu...
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • Possum, the other white meat.
    XL, large and small. Hartwell GA on beautiful Lake Hartwell.
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