dog + possum - need advice!
I am so freaked out (it doesn't take much). I'd noticed my dog acting weird when she was in the back yard - going way back into the bushes and not coming when I called her. So, yesterday when I let her out she went right over to these low shrubs and comes back out with a possum in her mouth. I told her to put it down and we went inside. I thought it was dead, but apparently it was just playing possum and got up after a few minutes and waddled to the back of the yard.
Today, my dog ran to another corner of the yard and was barking like crazy. I went around to the other side of the fence and there was the possum staring at me.
I have no idea if it's one or a family of possums. Why would they hang around a yard with a dog barking at them?
How long are they going to stay?
I guess the one I saw walks so slowly that an owl or hawk is going to pick it up eventually!
If anyone has any insight on what I should do, I would really appreciate it!