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Sat May 6, 2017, 09:39 AM

Man sets fire to smoke out opossums, burns down house instead

I thought sure it was FL, but..........

LANCASTER, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania man trying to scare away opossums by setting a fire has destroyed his home.

LNP reports the row house blaze on Wednesday in Lancaster began when a man used butane to light a pile of leaves in his backyard. The man apparently hoped the smoke would help rid him of the marsupials, which are known for playing dead.

A city fire marshal says the fire got out of control and spread to the home, which was built of wood.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/man-tries-to-scare-off-opossums-by-setting-fire-burns-down-own-house-instead/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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HAB911 May 2017 OP
femmocrat May 2017 #1
Kaleva May 2017 #4
Laffy Kat May 2017 #2
lunasun May 2017 #6
Laffy Kat May 2017 #8
TEB May 2017 #3
Kaleva May 2017 #5
NCjack May 2017 #7

Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 09:40 AM

1. A house burned down up the road from us once.

The guy said he was "smoking out" bees. Another genius.

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #1)

Sat May 6, 2017, 10:43 AM

4. Article says the man had problems with bees too

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 09:43 AM

2. If you live in a place with opossums and you need those critters.

They love to eat ticks; it's their favorite thing in the world and they eat a lot of them. If that guy had read the news he would have seen that we are going to have a bumper crop of ticks this year right along with all the diseases they cause. Heck, I'd be bussin' ticks instead of smoking them out.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #2)

Sat May 6, 2017, 01:56 PM

6. Yes I have read this will be a tick terrible year. Opossums nose to ground eat a few bugs and move

on into the night around here. Never thought of them as a nuisance

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Response to lunasun (Reply #6)

Sat May 6, 2017, 10:37 PM

8. Possums can consume up to 4,000 ticks PER WEEK, folks.

They nom ticks and they especially enjoy the ticks that cause Lyme disease. Plus, there are really no downsides to possums. They just eat ticks and go about their business. If you squint your eyes they're actually kind of cute. Just try not to look at the tail (eew).

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Sat May 6, 2017, 10:45 AM

5. Hold my beer while I kick some possum ass!!!

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Sat May 6, 2017, 07:12 PM

7. Hope the possums weren't hurt. nt

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