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Playing Possum
« on: March 10, 2015, 08:17:39 PM »
I'm not sure if outdoor topics is the place to post this or under sawmill and milling. 

Yesterday morning I walked into the sawshed to see a possum laying there dead.  My first thought was that the dowg killed it.  But she's getting so old she can hardly bight a biscuit.   I should have made a video of the possum's last few feet of life.  There was the wiggly tail trail with little hand prints on each side.  Then for no reason I could see, there was a skid mark to the left where it slid down a little bank of sawdust. Its nose was pointing back towards the trail.  I thought maybe it was playing possum but I bumped it with my toe and it was stiff.  Good act of playing dead!  There was no damage or any sign of a struggle.  From all appearances,   it was walking along and fell over dead.
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Re: Playing Possum
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2015, 09:17:27 PM »
Sounds like it was time to punch Mr Possums ticket.
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Re: Playing Possum
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2015, 09:21:26 PM »
Seriously hope I go the same way, I've watched too many wasting away in a rest home. 
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Re: Playing Possum
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2015, 09:23:34 PM »
Maybe he layed down for a nap and never woke up.
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Re: Playing Possum
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2015, 09:54:59 PM »
Reckon that possums can die of "natural" causes too.   smiley_headscratch
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Re: Playing Possum
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2015, 10:54:43 PM »
Don't discount your old dog. My 19 year old Jack Russell was deaf and blind when she brought a dead mole into the shop to show me. She passed in her sleep a few weeks later. I'd post the pic of her with it, but I just can't figure out how to post on this site.

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Re: Playing Possum
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2015, 11:45:05 PM »
Great to see you guys back on the forum. I have missed you.

I guess a possum could die of natural causes but I thought they usually just committed suicide on the highways.

We stopped in the snow the other day to take pictures of a couple of deer and a possum ran down the road to us then out across the snow. Weather has been real harsh on the wildlife here until last day or so and I guess he was out foraging. I hope the heavy acorn crop sees the wildlife through. They were in real good shape when the winter started.
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Re: Playing Possum
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2015, 12:01:22 AM »
........... I'd post the pic of her with it, but I just can't figure out how to post on this site.

And your own quote "Barely computer literate but anxious to learn" in your profile. 
So with that, may I direct you to the Home page and near the bottom you will find the pretty easy directions to post pics here.

But if there is anything that hangs you up, just give a shout back and someone will help you get over the hump. As long as you have pics in .jpg format in your computer, you should be good to go for putting the ones you want to post into your gallery.
Give it a shot, you will be glad you did and we can see the pic of your dog.  8)
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Re: Playing Possum
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2015, 03:46:29 AM »
Great to see you guys back on the forum. I have missed you.


I'm here every day watching.  Just not a lot to say.  Done said it all, I recon.
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Re: Playing Possum
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2015, 05:55:16 AM »
Bibbyman,  ;D   funny about saying it all.
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Re: Playing Possum
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2015, 07:13:00 AM »
Bibbyman,  ;D   funny about saying it all.

Well,  I hit the sawmill section and and its like this. There are always one or more questions that have been ask and answered many times.   Then there are ones that have already been answered adequately that my input would be redundant.   Then there are those where I don't have input.  Then there are the big open ended questions like, "What blade do you use and why? ", that I don't waste my time on.

I guess I could add a  :) and go on.
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Re: Playing Possum
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2015, 07:20:32 AM »
So you are Playing Possum
We have a lot of good boys and girls in harms way
lets all support them and their familys.

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Re: Playing Possum
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2015, 08:07:43 AM »
So you are Playing Possum

Yea, but I'm not cold and stiff like the possum in this story.   But then again,  this winter has been a tough one on me.
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Re: Playing Possum
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2015, 09:25:25 AM »
It has already been mentioned above, but seeing your post is always a highlight for me.

You Sir, and your sawing experiences, knowledge, and willingness to share was a driving force in motivating me to join the FF.
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« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2015, 09:24:47 PM »
Bibbyman, though I be new, believe me when I tell you that what Lynn said is also true for me, you sir are one of the primary reasons that I ( a not too social backwoods farm boy ) joined this forum, and I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your wisdom & inspiration.
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« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2015, 09:39:24 PM »
You just hang around here Bibby.

Some of us miss your words of wisdom!
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« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2015, 09:57:11 PM »
Beenthere, I appreciate your encouragement. I watched Jeff's instructional videos AGAIN and still don't get it.  I can take pics, put em in my computer, post em on Craigslist and other sites but just ain't happening on the FF.  Maybe I can get my wife motivated to do them for me (she's a lot smarter than I am).  In the mean time I enjoy looking at others comments and pics (and learning a lot).

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Re: Playing Possum
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2015, 10:46:06 PM »
On other sites, you put the picture directly on that site.  Here you upload the picture to your gallery which stores and maintains the future integrity of the pictures posted here.  From your gallery, just click on the selected picture and then scroll down to click the two bubbles to actually move the picture's address to your post.  Click "Preview" and you can scroll up and view your post and picture as it will be appear in the Reply.  Click "Post" to complete the posting process.
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Re: Playing Possum
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2015, 08:40:15 PM »
Magicman, Thanks but I'm hopeless.  I think I'll just e mail my picks to Danny and he can post em!


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