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Yesterday was not good at the Marion household...

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Aug 19, 2022, 8:23 AM
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My sister and her family came into town from out of state, but not for a vacation. You see, my sister is heavily involved in wildlife rescue, and has been for many years. Typically they keep animals that have been injured or are sick for a few weeks-months until the animal is rehabbed, then release them back into the wild. Sometimes, for various reasons, these animals aren't fit to ever be released, and must be cared for by volunteers their entire lives. That was the case with one such animal, "Patches", he has alopecia, the possum. Found 4 years ago, Patches was sent to live with my sister by a rescue group in Florida. Patches, however, stood no chance of ever being released due to ongoing medical issues. In fact, Patches condition was so bad, euthanization was considered. My 5 year old niece, however, was having none of it. She had grown attached to Patches, so the family decided to keep him.

Fast forward to this week. The family flew Patches to SC for a life saving surgery. This surgery cost nearly $2,500.00, but again, my now 9 year old niece loves Patches, so my sister will spare no expense. The good news, the surgery was a success! Patches is expected to make a full recovery. The bad news, Patches escaped when my brother in law set the crate down in the driveway to go unlock the front door of the house!

I don't feel comfortable naming the community I live in, but it's pretty exclusive. Golf course, no guns allowed, etc... you get the picture. So if anyone is in a community like this and sees a semi hairless possum trying to get into houses, he "knocks" on the door by bumping into it when he's ready to come in, it's probably Patches. He should be easy to catch as he was still under anesthesia when he escaped and was having trouble walking. If you get close to him he'll stop, and look up at you, wanting to be picked up. It's completely safe to do so.

I know it's a long shot, but if found, please give him some food, he eats Fancy Feast, and tmale me, it would mean a lot.




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He will return if he wants.if not let him be free***

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Aug 19, 2022, 8:28 AM
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Dang!

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Aug 19, 2022, 2:53 PM
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Uncle Bill® liked your reply so much, he gave it TWO TU's.

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Re: Dang!

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Aug 19, 2022, 9:15 PM
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The TD is too damb close to the TD on these Motorola Star Tacs…..

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Aug 20, 2022, 1:18 PM
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FORE!!!!!

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Aug 19, 2022, 8:30 AM
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nm

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Re: Yesterday was not good at the Marion household...

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Aug 19, 2022, 8:36 AM
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Hopefully all of that "bumping into doors" will help him survive blunt force trauma, if someone were to say violently overreact to an encounter with Patches. Out of curiosity, are the bald areas more sebaceous than the hairy ones?

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I'll certainly keep an eye out for Little Patches. You know,

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Aug 19, 2022, 8:43 AM
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somebody hijacked my TNet account yesterday morning, and wrote up some nonsensical story about a semi-hairless possum spinning circles in our neighborhood, and eventually being euthanized with a couple fairway licks from a "bad Luck" Number 13 wood golf club. Or at least I figured the story was made up, until you posted about Little Patches being missing. What are the odds of a coincidence like that?

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Glad you regained access to your account.***

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Aug 19, 2022, 9:04 AM
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Re: I'll certainly keep an eye out for Little Patches. You know,

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Aug 19, 2022, 10:42 AM
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Opossums do not carry rabies. It is a common myth that they do, but opossums' body temperature is slightly lower than that of other mammals, and so the rabies virus cannot take hold.

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Re: I'll certainly keep an eye out for Little Patches. You know,

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Aug 20, 2022, 11:18 AM
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But those raccoons carry a mouth full of rabies!!!

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Aug 20, 2022, 1:03 PM
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don't forget bats.they can spread rabies and covid.2 birds with one stone.

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Re: I'll certainly keep an eye out for Little Patches. You know,


Aug 20, 2022, 1:01 PM
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there's even a song about patches.believe dickie lee is the singer.

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I only know the Clarence Carter version.


Aug 21, 2022, 11:41 AM
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:)

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Aug 19, 2022, 1:24 PM
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I Saw a Guy With Of All Things a 13-Wood Teeing Off

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Aug 19, 2022, 8:45 AM
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on what looked to be a hairless mole rat or possibly opossum yesterday

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Maybe this will help identify him...


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Re: Yesterday was not good at the Marion household...

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Aug 19, 2022, 8:46 AM
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You never know what an animal is thinking. Sometimes they just loose their head.

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Sending T&Ps your way***

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Aug 19, 2022, 8:54 AM
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I too am sending T&Ps his and Patches’ way #savepatches***

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Aug 19, 2022, 9:06 AM
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Deer Patches, RIP.***

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Aug 19, 2022, 9:46 AM
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….. i knew when you used the term ‘Marion household’, something was not quite right. Your not write! 😉

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Aug 19, 2022, 10:05 AM
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First, RIP Patches. A memorial golf tournament in Patches honor would be a good way to help your sister's rescue. Just overlook the irony.

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Aug 19, 2022, 10:38 AM
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and Patches can appear on the Kramer/Neumann show with Jim Fowler.
"Where are the cameras?"

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Aug 19, 2022, 10:40 AM
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Thoughts and prayers FM.

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Aug 19, 2022, 10:58 AM
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I know a bunch of good old boys up around old hundred in Greenville area and they
make possum stew. If you live close to there and they find patches, the end will
come for him.

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Aug 19, 2022, 1:21 PM
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The medication that Patches is on makes him dangerous for barbecue.

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..... and is "Patches"

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Aug 19, 2022, 11:02 AM
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in the room with us right now?

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No...

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Aug 19, 2022, 12:11 PM
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he has been missing since yesterday when he escaped.

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Right, I understand...

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Aug 19, 2022, 12:27 PM
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and you referred to your home on the golf course- would I get there by walking down this hallway and entering room 305?

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Aug 20, 2022, 1:13 PM
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in spirit perhaps?

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Re: No...

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Aug 20, 2022, 6:55 PM
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How can a skunk escape, even a Chihuahua can track 3 week old skunk tracks a few miles away. Something in your escape story has a strong smell!!!

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Re: ..... and is "Patches"


Aug 20, 2022, 7:06 PM
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Skunk napping is a crime just as any other kid napping crime, so do you believe that a bear chits in the woods???

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I think your neighbors may have already found Patches

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Aug 19, 2022, 11:46 AM
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Personally I think all the Golf Courses in the US need to

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Aug 19, 2022, 11:49 AM
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covered to low-income housing. Keep the trees, just get rid of the business folks that spend all day whacking their sticks and poking their birdies.

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Hope Patches is at least wearing a sweater with this unseasonably cool August weather

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Aug 19, 2022, 12:01 PM
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Won't take long for hypothermia to set in.

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Well played ...***

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Aug 19, 2022, 12:11 PM
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This episode goes into my FM top 10 anecdotes

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Aug 19, 2022, 12:16 PM
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So glad I was on the toilet when I was reading. Otherwise would have had issues as laughing so hard I would have pissed on myself rather than in the potty.

Btw - bidets make one feel quite refreshed.

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Does patches have an abnormally large wiener?

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Aug 19, 2022, 1:10 PM
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I’ve been following tracks for miles and noticed there is a huge phallus like drag mark. It’s either Patches or these meds they put me on.

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Re: Does patches have an abnormally large wiener?


Aug 20, 2022, 5:58 PM
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I completely understand, them pain meds helps you to see what you're blind to most of the time, especially the ones that the first 3 letters of the name are OXY!!!;)

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Aug 19, 2022, 1:34 PM
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Please tell me this is just a million dollar story you created. I got trapped between bitter empathy and laughing my head off. I can’t type for laughing. Poor possum!!!

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Aug 20, 2022, 1:22 PM
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every post FM has put forward on t-net has been fact checked and verified.why should this one be doubted?

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Aug 20, 2022, 6:02 PM
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BC patches just sounds like a fake made up name for a skunk;)

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Aug 19, 2022, 1:43 PM
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I may or may not have seen patches on my back porch. After unloading my AR there wasn't much left to identify.

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Aug 19, 2022, 2:50 PM
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Why do dogs always race to the door when the doorbell rings? It's almost never for them.


Wait didn’t someone golf club him the other morning?

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Aug 19, 2022, 2:55 PM
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Seems like a Tigernetter might have killed the poor guy thinking he had rabies.

He left it at the end of the driveway after the murder!

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This is one of the funniest threads ever...

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Aug 19, 2022, 4:20 PM
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...kudos guys!



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Aug 20, 2022, 1:25 PM
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funny,i fail to see the humor.

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Thanks for the heads-up FM ...

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Aug 19, 2022, 4:32 PM
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I am certain 76er® or any of our dedicated group would open their home or at least a dog house to Patches who seems to be relatively harmless when you overlook the 9-10 potentially deadly diseases possums can carry. Live and let live. BTW, is your niece cross-eyed or sometimes foaming at the mouth?

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Aug 19, 2022, 4:45 PM
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Does "Patches", he has alopecia, the possum (weird name) have acting aspirations? He's likely headed to Paris Island if so.

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Aug 19, 2022, 9:28 PM
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All this hullabaloo is unnecessary. It is well documented in the famous “Patches” ballad, when Patches Papa died he tried to quit school and his mama told him, “No, that was Papa’s strictest rule”.

Patches has simply gone off to college, I’m sure he’ll write, once he gets settled.

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Aug 20, 2022, 11:22 AM
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If that is true, you should look around the Esso club, he is probably looking to have a beer to take his pain killers with!!!;)

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Aug 20, 2022, 1:27 PM
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hopefully not to usuc.

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Aug 19, 2022, 10:31 PM
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2,500.00 for saving a human life is wonderful but for a wild animal is questionable..

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Aug 19, 2022, 10:51 PM
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this isn’t a richard gere type situation - is it?
you need to give it a look see.

psa: grab by the tail - it shood be visible. if you both did it correctly. if not, i wood recommend freakin heavy duty gloves. i’m super cereal.

hey to bob

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Aug 19, 2022, 11:22 PM
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I read the other day that when possoms are happy they like to walk around in tight circles and actually are not afraid of humans ..... especially if they have been adopted by a family and cared for. If they appear wobbly, it is because just like humans, they become dizzy from walking around in the tight circles. Hopefully, any caring person would know not to mess with a possom in its natural habitat, especially in a nice golf community where possoms thrive.

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Aug 20, 2022, 1:20 PM
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smho&o

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Aug 20, 2022, 1:27 PM
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If there’s not a country song about this , there should be.

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Aug 20, 2022, 1:43 PM
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if/when patches is returned to his/her family,do you think he/she will need therapy?a goodly chance patches will suffer from separation anxiety going forward.

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