Sep. 24th, 2016 09:06 pm
kerravonsen: Simm!Master: "Mad, bad, and dangerous to know" (Master)
[personal profile] kerravonsen
In brief (as typing slow/painful).
Possum: 1
KA: -1

Minus one soup-pot, that is. It broke in the struggle. Struggle between me and possum, which had again fallen into the kitchen cupboard from behind the oven. This time, however, I did not escape unscathed when I attempted to remove it; it scratched and bit me, and my hand is quite sore. And gouged.

Soup pot was pyrex, lay in glassy pieces on the floor. Possum ran into my bedroom. I opened the front door and hid in bathroom with band-aids, and I think the possum left at that point. Then I slowly and tearily cleaned up the mess. (sigh)

Date: 2016-09-24 07:52 pm (UTC)
tptigger: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tptigger
It bit you? Are you up to date on your rabies shots? Maybe you should check in with your doctor. *frets* /overprotective Jewish Mother (even if you are older than me :) )
Edited Date: 2016-09-24 07:53 pm (UTC)

Date: 2016-09-24 10:48 pm (UTC)
lizbee: (SW: Rey)
From: [personal profile] lizbee
Rabies isn't a problem in Australia, but I came here specifically to say, GO TO THE DOCTOR AND GET ANTIBIOTICS, animal claws are filthy and hands are especially vulnerable to infection.

Date: 2016-09-25 03:42 am (UTC)
lizbee: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lizbee
Alcohol is good, but I honestly think it would be reasonable to go to an emergency department today if you can. The longer the delay, the more likely you have to stay in hospital overnight, receiving antibiotics intravenously, as opposed to a nice, simple course of tablets. If any part of your hand is swollen, red and throbbing, you should definitely seek help asap.

Date: 2016-09-25 11:12 am (UTC)
kalypso: (Hug)
From: [personal profile] kalypso
I hope they've come and your hand is OK. And that there's some way to block the hole behind the oven so the possums stop injuring soup-pots and hands.

Date: 2016-09-24 04:07 pm (UTC)
dreamflower: gandalf at bag end (Default)
From: [personal profile] dreamflower
Are you having your hand seen to?

I don't know about the possums in your neck of the woods, but possums here in the US are nasty in the literal sense of the word: they carry all sorts of diseases and are sometimes rabid!

*worries about you*

Date: 2016-09-24 06:27 pm (UTC)
kaffyr: The TARDIS says hello (brb nightmares)
From: [personal profile] kaffyr
Oh, dear. I second [ profile] dreamflower02 in asking about your gouges and possible infection. And I salute you for even trying to get the little critter out of your house by yourself. I take it there's some sort of hole behind the oven, that lets the possums in?

*hands you virtual antiseptics and antibiotics, plus hugs*

Date: 2016-09-25 04:12 pm (UTC)
kaffyr: (Big Barakomon grin)
From: [personal profile] kaffyr
Let's not call it idiocy; say rather that you were working on observed data - "I did it once, I can do it again."

Date: 2016-09-24 07:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
My goodness! I grew up around possums but they never got into our house--how unpleasant! :(

Date: 2016-09-24 08:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Is there any way the RSPCA can help with the critter?

We have a pair of welders gloves that we use to handle the local wildlife/ stray cats that need our aid. If the possum invasion is a frequent occurrence I'd suggest youinvest in a pair. It would come in handy for metal working too.

Date: 2016-09-25 04:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ouch! My sympathies.

Date: 2016-09-25 05:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yikes! I hope your hand is better and didn't get infected.

We only have a rat getting into one kitchen drawer due to a gap in the wall behind which we have to get fixed.

Date: 2016-09-26 12:11 am (UTC)
delphipsmith: (George scream)
From: [personal profile] delphipsmith
Yikes. Get that hand looked at, you can get some nasty s**t from those critters. Their adorable little hands and faces are totally misleading lol

Date: 2016-09-26 03:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
So do you need someone to come a-visiting with a ladder, take a look, then head to Bunnings and grab something to block it with?

Also, my parents had regular possum visits. The secret is (if possible) to give them a route out, then leave the room and shut the doors to the rest of the house.

Also, hardware stores have lovely huge leather gauntlets that are excellent if you have to grab the blighters.

Bugger about the soup pot, though. And hugs. That must have been horrid.


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