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PJwood

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09-30-2018 07:57 PM

We were cutting an old oak whose center was fully rotted. As I cut a hollow log I notice red marks on the edge, and as I paid more attention, I realize this was blood dripping from the edge. I checked myself as it is not uncommon I nick a piece or two, but all was ok. I cut the next section, not understanding what had happened, and the answer became obvious and very sad: I had cut a possum in two, and he was beyond any repair.
Has anyone ever had such a terrible experience ?

-- Delicately crafted firewood specialist


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#1 posted 09-30-2018 08:11 PM

This reminds me of the one with the snake inside it. It has happened before but not to me and hope it doesn’t.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGM6sHIJuho

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#2 posted 09-30-2018 08:24 PM

Gosh ! One one hand you think those critters have plenty of advanced notice with all the noise of the chainsaw and the fall of the tree, but on the other, where else to take refuge then in a place they know well ! Poor them !

-- Delicately crafted firewood specialist

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#3 posted 09-30-2018 09:17 PM

Never had anything happen like that. I did one year start out with 21 chickens and by the time fall came I only had two cause coons and opossums killed the rest. I say if something has to die I’d rather hav that than a cat or rabbit. I hate them critters but being cut in half with a saw is a crappy way to go

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#4 posted 09-30-2018 10:29 PM

It’s not dead, its just playing possum…

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#5 posted 09-30-2018 11:20 PM

I hear they are greasy, but still don’t think it makes for good chain lube.

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#6 posted 10-01-2018 02:45 AM



It s not dead, its just playing possum…

- AZWoody

LMAO

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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#7 posted 10-01-2018 04:47 AM

It s not dead, its just playing possum…

- AZWoody

LMAO

- ChefHDAN

Too soon guys. Too soon :)

Don’t feel bad. I had one that made a home in my shop. It came at me. A hatchet was the closest thing handy. It was a mess.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#8 posted 10-01-2018 03:28 PM

Where I used to work, a lady who worked there brought in a possum cooked for a Christmas dinner.

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#9 posted 10-01-2018 05:58 PM

have one of them little suckers showin their teeth at ya and youd take a CS or whatever ya have handy ate em.
although theyre good for the tick population- they eat a lot of em.

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#10 posted 10-01-2018 06:03 PM

maybe with a little hot sauce-lol.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#11 posted 10-01-2018 07:56 PM



Gosh ! One one hand you think those critters have plenty of advanced notice with all the noise of the chainsaw and the fall of the tree, but on the other, where else to take refuge then in a place they know well ! Poor them !

- PJwood

Either possums are different where you live or you’ve confused possums and newborn puppies. If I’d have cut a possum in half, I’d have went ahead and quartered it just to be on the safe side ;-P

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#12 posted 10-01-2018 08:15 PM

I thought I choked this one out. When I went to take the noose off I found out why they call it playing possum. In comes the hatchet.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#13 posted 10-01-2018 10:53 PM

this is how i like using my chainsaw

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#14 posted 10-01-2018 11:25 PM

now thats my kinda slicer corelz!

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#15 posted 10-04-2018 05:04 AM


this is how i like using my chainsaw

- corelz125

ROFL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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