Not a notebook, but it’s so cute…I couldn’t resist. :)
I like it!
Oh this could be good for our household :)
REALLY just wanna take this chance to remind the people who follow me to not kill/trap opossums if they’re in your yard, and do not call animal control! Seriously.
- Opossums are literally 100% BIOLOGICALLY INCAPABLE of carrying rabies. Their body temperature is too cool to incubate it properly.
- Opossums are actually quite gentle and NOCTURNAL, so if they’re roaming, they’ve probably gotten lost, been injured, and are looking for a place to hide.
- Young opossums tend to try to climb into garbage cans when they’re starving. This is because THEY ARE LITERALLY STARVING. Don’t fucking shoot them or hit them with things because you wanna be some fucking macho top-of-the-food-chain cocksucker.
- Mama possums are amazing mothers and if you encounter an “aggressive” opossum, it’s probably because she’s got babies hanging off her nipple and she’s freaking out. They’re clumsy. Sometimes they don’t hear you coming and you catch each other off guard.
- Wanna lure an opossum off of your property? You can set up a box with some greens and cat kibble in it, hide it well, and lure them out that way. They’re actually quite harmless and keep other predators away. they eat lotsa gross stuff.
- Opossum mamas who get hit by cars often still have their helpless babies attached to them. Possums get a bad rep and people say they are “the dumbest animal”, but they are incredible creatures who have been around since the days of fucking dinosaurs so treat them well, okay?
I love dems
More than once I’ve been in my yard at night just haning out and there’s one frozen like “O,O Oh. Um. Don’t notice me.” and if i look away they go off. I love em tho. Way way way less mischievous than coons.
I would just like to add to this by saying that opossums are not literally 100% incapable of getting rabies. There have been reports, but they are very rare! Opossums can get rabies if they are already ill and have a fever (thus, elevated body temperature capable of incubating the disease). HOWEVER, it is VERY RARE and UNLIKELY that the opossum you have roaming in your back yard is rabid! Even if it is standing very still and drooling - this is just an intimidation tactic - not a symptom of rabies!
I would also like to add that if you do hit a possum on the road, or if you see one dead (and it is safe to do so) please stop and check to see if it is a mama possum with babies. If babies are still alive, get them out of the pouch and contact a local wildlife rehabber ASAP. DO NOT try to care for them on your own! Pouched babies must be tube-fed which is a very dangerous and difficult process, and should not be attempted by anyone but an experienced wildlife rehabber!
So yes. Everything in this post is good advice. Opossums are amazing, so be nice to them!
There were always possums in our backyard growing up because there were woods right behind us.
Used to always watch the mamas leading their babies around. They didn’t bother us and we didn’t bother them.
stop saying it’s okay to grieve and mourn for the child you “might have had”
they’re right there in front of you. they didn’t die. give them the goddamn respect they deserve.
See but the thing is, nobody’s children turn out the way they expect. That just…
I’m so worried about Mouse being in public pre-k tomorrow. Specifically I’m worried about him getting on and off the school bus to and from daycare.
I hate so much being a working mom right now - or at least I wish the school district I teach in was starting on a different day so I could be with him :(
Short single-file lines formed beside a table with three hot plates at the Dorchester Blue Hill Boys & Girls Club. The three girls at the front of each line mixed two eggs and assorted veggies into a bowl while their hot plates simmered. On the opposite side of the table, Bill Yosses, former White House pastry chef, instructed the girls to pour their bowls of goo onto the hotplate, and a collective giggle resounded through the room as the yolky concoctions sizzled.
9 words to make you really think.
This. Is. Profound.
This is something everyone should see
I can’t even hear what this dude’s saying but look at how ineffectually angry this bird is.
I’ve had days where I’ve wanted ti shriek like this at people too.
As a side note, I love that barn owls are used to often in art, and considered the most beautiful species, yet they make a noise like Satan’s chalkboard.
So much for owls saying hoot :U
"Are we ready, little one?"
*SCREECH OF MURDEROUS RAGE*
I’ve got nothing but love for folks who call angry, screeching predators ‘little one’.