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Identify this Critter Please
« on: July 13, 2017, 09:43:50 AM »
This varmint is under my house.  I am not entirely sure what it is, though I have a funny and bad feeling I know.



I think I found an entrance to the crawl space, and I've sprinkled flour around it. Tonight after dark I'll have a look see and determine if the critter has left.


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Re: Identify this Critter Please
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2017, 11:28:57 AM »
Porcupine .David

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Re: Identify this Critter Please
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2017, 11:32:22 AM »
Porcupine .David

Hmmmmm. I've yet to see a Porcupine in the yard, much less in the house crawl space. Something to chew on.
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Re: Identify this Critter Please
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2017, 11:56:46 AM »
Almost certainly a small skunk
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Re: Identify this Critter Please
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2017, 12:12:31 PM »
Haven't you guys ever seen a possum?
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Re: Identify this Critter Please
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2017, 12:43:08 PM »
Almost certainly a small skunk

I am pretty sure you are correct. Skunk. Yup
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Re: Identify this Critter Please
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2017, 01:26:12 PM »
Had a possum face steve
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« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2017, 01:27:27 PM »
Had a possum face
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Re: Identify this Critter Please
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2017, 01:34:37 PM »
Had a possum face steve
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Hmmmm, I see no possum tail. But this hairy varmint could be a skunk. The infrared imaging makes it tough. I think I'll set up another camera.
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Re: Identify this Critter Please
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2017, 02:26:09 PM »
That is a possum I stand corrected
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Re: Identify this Critter Please
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2017, 02:32:15 PM »
That is a possum I stand corrected

Whatever it is, I hope it's not too big to get out the way it came in.  Otherwise I'll have to open up a vent and put in a ramp for the critter to exit.

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Re: Identify this Critter Please
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2017, 03:06:11 PM »
The video doesn't show her turning completely with her back to us. How do I know it is a she? Trust me! No, that's not the answer. The fur is a give away.
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« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2017, 03:33:40 PM »
My guess is a porcupine. Although I've never seen one in person. Don't think it's a possum though. Seen lots of those. Hair looked mighty long for a possum. Especially in July.

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« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2017, 04:04:24 PM »
There is no doubt in my mind it is a possum.  There is one frame of its head's side profile that is a giveaway, and the wiry hair is very distinct.  Also, I see them under infrared all the time on the camera in my yard.
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« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2017, 10:13:11 PM »
Here's my lovely friend on the outside going inside. Rats caught on video too.

Damnit.

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