Aaaahhhhhhhhh!!!!! (As in me screaming.) No more work tonight.

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Forum topic by AngieO posted 09-25-2013 02:51 AM 4354 views 0 times favorited 98 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-25-2013 02:51 AM

Hmmmm…..???? Lets see about this. Some may say that my passion for woodworking is off cause I’m a girl. And yes… I’m a girly girl. My favorite color is pink. I like chick flicks (and action & suspense & thriller lol). I absolutely love men (no offense).... And yes… I LOVE power tools and building things. BUT…. I am a sissy girl and I don’t bait my own hooks…. And I don’t… In any way shape or form… No way whatsoever… Deal with rodents in my shop.

I’m working away in my shop. No kids tonight. No man to spend tome with or to complain about me being out there… So I’m thinking I can stay out there all night. And I was doing good! I was knocking some projects out. But I kept hearing this noise. A little scratching noise. For a minute I thought it was the wind blowing something. But I had the AC on still so I wouldn’t have heard that. (I was gluing my project up so it was quiet). Then I heard it again. I thought… It’s something outside. But the third time I heard it… I KNEW it was I side. But dang it… Where could it be I thought? So I went toward the sound… Slowly with caution. And I realized it was coming…. From my drawer. My drawer? What? Yes! And I stood there staring at this drawer wondering… What is it? A mouse? I’ve never had any out there before. And I was going to walk away… And then it moved again. Too big to be a mouse. So I very carefully reached for the drawer handle. It was already over half open anyways (yeah… I’m that kinda girl). I opened it just enough…. And there is a stinkin opossum sitting in my drawer. Are you kidding me? A stinking opossum!!!! What the heck?

So… Work has abruptly halted. Everything was left just as it was. Grabbed my phone, shut the light off and out the door I went.

That thing was peeking out at me. I told him…. “You don’t belong here! Why are you doing this? And how are we going to get you out of here?”
Of course… He just sat in the drawer looking at me… Like I couldn’t see him or something. Dang it!!!! I don’t do rodents. Now what???

You may be able to see him. He’s hiding behind a blue roller.

I don’t know where some of you guys live that are on here… But I think tomorrow morning would be an excellent time to put together the first annual meeting of the LJ’s in southern indiana. I volunteer my shop as the meeting place! Guess what the focus will be of our time together? Lol

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#1 posted 09-25-2013 02:57 AM

I can say that isn’t a problem with me. Cats and labradors keep them away. As far as your problem? Maybe call animal control. Best of luck.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 09-25-2013 02:58 AM

I guess we should bring live traps and pellet guns!!

..................Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 09-25-2013 03:01 AM

I think that he heard of all the cool projects you have been working on and just had to see for himself!! I will tell you how to get rid of him. To outside and dig a hole and fill it full of ashes from your last camp fire. Go into the garden and grab some peas and spread them around the outside of the hole. When the opossum comes to take a pea, kick him in the Ashe hole!!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#4 posted 09-25-2013 03:03 AM

That possum might just be your workshop angel sent down from carpenter’s heaven to watch over you and provide friendship during dark times (like at night).

-- Perfection is the difference between too much and not enough.

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#5 posted 09-25-2013 03:10 AM

Too funny, I really don’t know what to say!!!

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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#6 posted 09-25-2013 03:12 AM

If you are on peer and beam you really need to get someone to get him out and away from your house. They will get under a house in some of the worst places and they are terrible to get rid of. Make noises at night and stink like crazy if they die. If you cant get someone to do it, poison the thing.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#7 posted 09-25-2013 03:17 AM

Looks like you have a shop Mascot. I would name him woody

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#8 posted 09-25-2013 03:23 AM

I found your solution. That truly blessed time of Thanksgiving will be upon us soon – consider your choices:

-- Perfection is the difference between too much and not enough.

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#9 posted 09-25-2013 03:27 AM

Leave the drawer open and an exterior door open to your workshop tonight. The overgrown rat will be gone. If they are rampant around the outside, get a live trap from harbor freight and dispose of them the way you see fit. They are pretty docile but give me the willies for some reason. Go take a better pic of the varmint. ;-)

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#10 posted 09-25-2013 03:44 AM

Well girly girl in some parts of these here woods I would say you just found tomorrows supper.

-- Tom D

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#11 posted 09-25-2013 04:20 AM

Omg! Too funny guys.

I don’t even know what to say. Lol.

K…. Here is the plan…. I’ve got a bag of marshmallows. I’m going to leave a trail of them. I’m going to crack the big garage door open and the trail will lead out the door. Hoping he will not eat them and wander back in.

They freak me out. My brother got attacked by one when we were kids. ( lol… I was less than ten… So my memory of the ordeal is probably exaggerated). Doesn’t matter… I don’t like him and I don’t want him there. And the way he was looking at me… I AINT going to get close enough to take another pic.

Funny thing… I was taking a video of my shop earlier for a friend. Could you imagine if I would have opened that drawer and he popped out at me?

Maybe he thought all that doll furniture I’ve been making was for opossums. :)

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#12 posted 09-25-2013 04:21 AM

And he dies not get a name! Lol.

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#13 posted 09-25-2013 04:23 AM

They are omnivores get rid of anything edible in your shop then a live catch trap baited with cat food should catch him. By the way he is a marsupial not a rodent. If I lived close I would trap him for you.

-- "Complexity is easy; Simplicity is difficult." Georgy Shragin Designer of ppsh41 sub machine gun

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#14 posted 09-25-2013 04:36 AM

Oh! This guy was just messing with me scratching around in that drawer. He just wanted me to get the heck out so he could play in my shop. I went out to set the marshmallows out. I opened the for and he just stared at me.

I ran back inside and got my camera. After I took the pic he decided to go play in my rafters. Dang thing!!!

The door is open. Now I’m hoping he leaves and never comes back. But he’s been in there since Saturday night and I just now found him. So who knows.

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#15 posted 09-25-2013 04:38 AM

Lol. I don’t deal with marsupials either. Lol!

I don’t know why he even went in there. There has never been anything edible out there.

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