Princess is an agitated cat
November 22, 2015 10:46pm CST
The last few days when it gets dark she is very agitated. I thought it was the wind or something causing her to get wild, but tonight I learned differently. We have an interloper in our yard after hours. No, it is not another cat, like I thought it was. No, it is not a deer, either, though I have seen them nearby. The squirrels are asleep, the bunnies are in their nests. It is a young, maybe year old possum. I do not mind, but Princess does. I do not want her to be bitten, as they eat carrion and their bites can be very toxic and cause infections. Basically she sits on top of the patio table and observes. I do not think the possum could get up there. I know they can climb trees though. It is good to know I have a "watch cat"
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• Garden Grove, California
3 Dec 15
I don't know about a young possum but the old possums do not hurt anyone b ut they came down from the Tuistin hills begging for food. A housing complex was b uilt into the hills amd took away the habitat for a lot ow wild animals including co outes,wild cats and deer and old grandpa I fed him so he would not uset our garbage can b ut then we had to leave and I often wondered what becameof him he wa old and grey ed and walked like he had arthritis b ut he did not hurt anyone just was hungryl lolu
• Boise, Idaho
23 Nov 15
We used to have the same thing happen but with raccoons. Whole families would wander around in the wee small hours. I am rather intimidated by these wild things because some are pretty good sized. Our cats are about half their size. My daughter is very careful to be sure the cats go inside when she is on her way to bed. The raccoons can be very nasty.
23 Nov 15
That's not so uncommon. I have heard of people, especially cat owners, saying that they have found a possum in their area. I think that if there is any food left out for the cat it must attract the possum, either that, or the fact that you live near a wooded area where's he's lived for a while could be the reason. I'd try to keep Princess inside because they can be nasty animals.