Stupid possum

Old 09-24-2009, 05:25 AM
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I left for work this morning in my Aztek, got about 2 miles from home on rt.66. There is a sweeping banked right hand turn. I saw something run out in the road. I started to slow down. A possum stopped right in the middle of the lane looking at me. :shock: I got on the brakes. The roads were wet. The back end came around like I was on ice. I went through a deep ditch sideways (I thought it was going to roll), up the bank on the other side and right up to a bean field. :roll: I didn't slide off the turn, I spun to the inside.
I must of knocked him silly . He was running round in circles in the road. I drove it out and came back home. I don't think it's damaged but there is mud and grass stuck in the tire beads. So I have to get those broke down and cleaned today.

I guess I should've replaced those 1/2 bald rear tires already. ops:
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Old 09-24-2009, 05:31 AM
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Yall got possums way up there , ?????? you didn't stop and get him for supper????so you probally killed a good possum for nothing , !!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Old 09-24-2009, 05:38 AM
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I would bet the next time he will be a possum pancake. nice save!!
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Old 09-24-2009, 05:39 AM
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Slowmotion, was that a male, or a female possum?
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Old 09-24-2009, 06:47 AM
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Possums are God's speedbumps...

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Old 09-24-2009, 07:00 AM
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Originally Posted by maniac
Yall got possums way up there , ?????? you didn't stop and get him for supper????so you probally killed a good possum for nothing , !!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Maybe I should go back and look for him. I found this http://bertc.com/subfive/recipes/possum.htm
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Old 09-24-2009, 07:05 AM
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I was hoping to make it closer to winter before I replaced the back tires.
I ordered 2 new ones today. If I had replaced them sooner, I don't think it would've spun around on me.

Suicide, I'm not sure if it was male or female. I didn't take the time to check.
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Old 09-24-2009, 09:06 AM
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IMHO
Better to 'drive through them' (critters of any size) than to wreck and hurt or kill yourself. I don't brake for ANY critter if it'll end me up wrecked or worse. You could've ended up upside down and on fire over a silly ol' possum...........
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Old 09-24-2009, 09:23 AM
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Ya know it's illegal to swerve and avoid an animal in IL...

If a cop had been called, you woulda been ticketed.

As MissDD said, drive through them... Possums aren't endangered by any means.
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Old 09-24-2009, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by OneBadGMC
Ya know it's illegal to swerve and avoid an animal in IL...

If a cop had been called, you woulda been ticketed.

As MissDD said, drive through them... Possums aren't endangered by any means.
I didn't and wouldn't swerve for a possum. I was already in a turn when I jabbed the brakes. Not hard enough to lock up the tires under normal conditions. If the rear tires weren't almost to the wear bars, they wouldn't have hydroplaned and come around on me. The nearly new fronts stayed planted.

I planned on running him over. He was in the middle of my lane and I was going to straddle him. I just tried so slow a little to keep him from splattering in my airdam / radiator.
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