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Silly question of the night

Would you guys rather massage an opossum or be massaged with one?


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Oct. 2nd, 2015 09:52 pm (UTC)
Depends how sharp their claws are.
Oct. 2nd, 2015 10:00 pm (UTC)
Z found a video that seemed to be from the '80s of a woman demonstrating proper opossum massage. She used an ironing board. Opossum seemed dubious about the whole thing. (Rather like Archie in that picture.)

I thought maybe the other way would be better, though perhaps not entirely advisable. They are insectivores-- very sharp claws.
Oct. 2nd, 2015 10:19 pm (UTC)
OMG! Opossum massage is a thing! It's a bloody weird thing, but it's a thing!

Oct. 2nd, 2015 10:25 pm (UTC)
"Everybody loves a good foot massage-- the opossum is no exception..."

Oct. 2nd, 2015 10:44 pm (UTC)
Isn't there a law against this kind of thing?! If there isn't there should be!

Of course I'm now wondering it there is an IMPROPER OPOSSUM MASSAGE video....

Edited at 2015-10-02 10:47 pm (UTC)
Oct. 3rd, 2015 12:38 am (UTC)
I think it is covered in the Articles. Obviously they needed to specify that the crew was not to molest animals. Those ducks looked pretty enticing after months at sea, I am sure.

"Put the chicken down Styles..."
Oct. 3rd, 2015 10:02 pm (UTC)
Didn't we once have a discussion about duck fuckers in the Royal Navy?!
Oct. 2nd, 2015 10:06 pm (UTC)
I'd rather message one from a reasonable distance. I killed one with a shovel once. The dog got him first, and I thought it was badly hurt. Later, I wondered if it was only playing possum.
Oct. 2nd, 2015 10:20 pm (UTC)
I understand. I did something similar once, to a seagull. It felt horrible but it was the kindest choice. And really if your dog had been at it, it was probably badly hurt. At least a shovel was, I presume, quick.
Oct. 2nd, 2015 10:39 pm (UTC)
No, the thing that bothers me is that it could have been faking it. I should have moved it to a safe spot, and left it alone.
Oct. 3rd, 2015 12:40 am (UTC)
You can only do your best at the given time. If it ever happens again you can inspect it more closely.
Oct. 3rd, 2015 03:28 am (UTC)
Either option gives me the shudders, which is what happens when one's dog regularly leaves their corpses at the foot of the stairs. Though said corpses do attract some right impressive vultures to the yard now and then.
Oct. 3rd, 2015 07:44 am (UTC)
I think the former choice, but certainly not quite as... intense as that lady in the vid. I really do feel sorry for that opossum.
Oct. 3rd, 2015 11:35 am (UTC)

wonder if Ned ever brought home an opossum amongst the oriental quadrupeds and other treasures ....
Oct. 3rd, 2015 11:39 am (UTC)
Does the opossum have any say in this?
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