Mama Diaries

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The Possum Encounter

My daughter came home from school and showed me a picture someone had sent her on Instagram. It was a picture of a dead opossum.


"Why would somebody send that to you?" I asked.


She laughed. "Because the kid who sent it is twisted and thinks dead possums are funny."


I frowned. "Whatever."


Fast forward to the next day. I was standing at the bus stop with my son, when I noticed a putrid odor. "Dude," I said. "What is that awful smell?"


Bubba shrugged. "Probably the dead possum."


I raised my eyebrows. "Dead possum? There's a dead possum around here?"


"Yeah, Mama. It's right over there." He pointed to a place about twenty feet away on the sidewalk. Sure enough, it was a dead possum.


"Do you know why there's a dead possum on the sidewalk?"


"Um hmmm." The boy said. "My friend took it out of the street and put it there."


I looked at the kid. "Seriously? And let me guess. He took a picture of it, too, didn't he?"


Bubba grinned. "Yep."


Obviously, it was the same possum my daughter had showed me on her phone. It was far worse encountering it in person. Good thing Instagram doesn't have smeller vision, or that picture of the dead opossum would be making a lot of people sick!   

30 comments:

  1. Sometimes I wonder How things are so related to each Other and We barely Know about it.And yes , Thankful Instagram doesn't have a smell Version 'Cause if it did I would hungry all time while looking at the Yummy Food pictures :)

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    1. I wouldn't mind smeller vision for delicious food pictures!

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  2. Hi, dear Sherry!

    Inspired by Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore's famous quote in Apocalypse Now, I will tell you that I love the smell of roadkill in the morning. :) Wait a couple more days. The aroma gets better and better! :)

    Happy Tuesday to you, dear friend Sherry!

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    1. I hope the possum gets picked up. I could do without the smell of road kill.

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  3. What a strange kid. First he moved it. Ick! I hope he washed his hands. Then he took a picture of it, posted it on Instagram, and shared it with your daughter. Sounds like something my nephews would do. HAHAHA!!!!

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    1. Sounds like something a lot of mischievous boys would do.

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  4. Oh my gosh... how gross... I couldn't handle that at all... Plus putting it on Instagram... people put the weirdest things there xox

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  5. Poor possum, I adore me possums!

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    1. I saw your Facebook photo. I can see that you like possums.

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  6. The things that amuse little boys...

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    1. I'm glad it wasn't my son who did that!

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  7. Blah, can't say I'd want to see or smell dead anything

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  8. Yuck. No one picked it up and disposed of it?

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  9. That's creepy. I am concerned about the child who did that. I hope he didn't kill it, too. If it was in the road, I imagine it was run over.

    Love,
    Janie

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  10. Good thing we haven't yet developed technology to give photographic images a scratch and sniff function!

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    1. If we ever do, I hope the scratch and sniff is an option.

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  11. Yuck. I agree with Janie though. Hopefully he moved it so it would be run over again because of some giant heart or something...and he's not actually a small psycho.

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    1. I think the kid is a typical mischievous boy.

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  12. What a thing to happen, not a nice aroma Sherry.Loved the story though.
    Yvonne.

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  13. It's definitely a good thing Instagram doesn't do smeller vision. Not a picture I'd want to post, but boys do unusual things. :)

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  14. Aaaww bless him for putting it to the side of the road. I wouldn't have the stomach to do that. It's so great to know your kids share their world with you :)

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    1. I have always told my kids not to pick up dead things. Too many germs!

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  15. How odd. I like the way you tell this story though! it's hilarious. Congrats on the music and words award, Sherri. I'm a recipient as well and see that I'm in good company :) I will be posting it tomorrow. Now I'll pop over and read yours.

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    1. Congratulations on your award. I will stop by and read your answers.

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