A customer called and asked if I wanted an opossum. Without really thinking about it, I said “sure” but found out only once she was halfway to my house that the opossum in question was still very-much alive. It’s in the kennel outside right now and I have no idea what to do with the poor bugger. It’s got a scrape on its nose from trying to get out of the live trap it was caught in, so it’s not an ideal pelt for a mount, even though the fur on the rest of its body is simply stunning.
I was thinking of releasing it into the woods near my winter camp, but I’m not sure if it’ll survive out there. It’s a city bugger, so it’s been eating garbage all its life and probably doesn’t know the first thing about wild foraging. There’s no way in hell I’m going to release it here in farm country, as opossums have already proven to be a pest for locals and their animals, but I kind of don’t want to kill it. So this is awkward.