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HELP! I just went the bathroom--or tried to anyway--only to discover that there is a big fat opossum in the house!

For you city slickers who've never seen animals that aren't rotting in the gutter or walking politely on a leash and named Rover or Frou-Frou this is an opossum:
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but you can google more images to find better pictures of it. I dont need pictures more pictures. I know what the ugly little fiends look like as I see them from time to time in my yard at night--a few years ago, I mistook an opossum for my then-pet-cat Oreo one night and I got closer to it than I cared to be before I realized that something was very wrong with Oreo as she was hissing at me and her tail was not nearly as perky as I'd come to expect....

Anyway, back to my problems, since thats what this thread is all about. I'm up later than normal and its very warm out. We often get the occasional mouse or squirrel invasion but they are more of nuisances and those are problems easily remedied with caulk and/or a thorough cleaning. We had an opposum once before--I was about 9 and saw it in the bathroom in the middle of the night and because I'm such a crazy sleeper and vivid dream no one beleived that I hadn't been dreaming until my sister found the thing in the kitchen trash can while she was washing dishes a week later.

I'm the only one up and as much as I love animals and all that jive, I'm not interested in this oppossum being in my house. Especially when I would like to be able to sleep tonight. I was preparing to go to sleep but now I'm wide awake--whats worse, unless he's getting in through the bathroom I've locked him in there by closing the door so tightly! But, I still have to pee....
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...and badly. If I go next door at this hour then I'll wake someone up...get into trouble, but the broom is in the bathroom closet and I dont have any backup. I'm not interested in trying to scare it into "playing opposum" so it can be removed or any of that. I want it to get the heck out of my house just as fast as possible so that I can use my bathroom and live in peace...
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I'm so pathetic. My arm is shaking but I already know plenty about oppossums and its not really anything to worry about, nevertheless, I am worrying...

Plus, that things presence is freaking me out, someone, help me...Please, help me.
 

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fischju said:
Put a trash can over it
Heck no. I'm nervous/scared to be around it. Thats why I closed it in the bathroom...I cant even go and open the door because theres a chance that rather than get out the way he came, he will just wander some where else around my house...any my siblings are sleep on the floor...I can hear the screams now...
 

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Well, let's think about this,
I assume you are in a 1 bathroom house, or else you could fix your pee problem quickly.
Normally when this kinda of thing happens to me when i visit my dad in the middle of nowhere, i shoot it with my bow+arrow.
Having people on the floor also complicates your problem, as those suckers can be rather fast.
You could always try one of those poison cans, just pop the lid and throw in the can,
but I can't see any way of fixing this with out waking people up.
 

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I haven't got a bow and arrow. I've never had one that wasn't a toy as I used a toy, yet efficient, bow and arrow on someone violently once
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. The deal for not getting the skin beat off of me was that I gave an apology and never picked up another weapon with intention to attack again so long as I live. (At the time it seemed like a good deal, now I'm not so sure...)

I wish I had a poison can, but I'd like him to go away on his own, rather than me having to carry his dead carcass out of here. Besides, even if I had a gun or something, I'd hate to kill him...its only an animal, albeit a big, freaky, rodenty one that happens to stand between me and my toilet.

I dont care so much about waking people up, as I'm sure they would rather wake up in preparation to AVOID the giant rat as opposed to have the giant rat crawling on them and hissing as I chase maniacally with a broom....and the broom, which I could use to semi-herd it out the backdoor is in the bathroom, in the closet. The only way for me to get it, is to knock and ask the opposom to hand it to me....


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I need some thing...I just need to think....but I cant because my bladder is so stressed...
 

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Put the trash can to the opening of the door and only open it that much (so it can only go in, which it will, for the trash)
 

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fischju said:
Put the trash can to the opening of the door and only open it that much (so it can only go in, which it will, for the trash)
*hmm*...This might work! Oh wait, thats right. The biggest can we've got is the kitchen trash can--which is empty because my mom made us take it out--and its to small to GUARANTEE he wont climb over it and scamper through my house.

P.S. I no longer have to pee, but I still have that oppossum in my house.
 

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THe important part is how did it get in? However it got in you need to redirect it to where it can get out out again and then kinda give it some reason to move...like spray something under the door if you don't want to come near it. It may require clean up afterward but that is a small price to pay.

it is probably just looking for something to feed/nest its young in...so act kindly. We are animals as well and get lose along our way . Reminds me of a good song.

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make sure you do not get bitten by the animal or you could be very screweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed

heres what you do
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throw something at it or throw a thick blanket over it/bed sheet and nab the sucker (wear gloves)
 

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In case anyone cares, I was pacing in the kitchen trying to figure this out, and went out, got some of the scrap wood out the shed and used that to block the lower half of the doorways. Then I just opened the bathroom door, climbed on top of the kitchen-counter and waited.

My dad woke up, saw all the doors blocked off and wanted to know what was going on, he thought I was just being paranoid about something.

He went in there with some gloves and a towel, picked up the fiend, but the thing got loose and, when it did, it ran right behind the water heater and disappeared. It would seem it got in through an old hole back there that my dad filled in a while ago and we just never knew it had been reopened
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