This is sorta funny but a little concerning to me as well..... I have 2 kitties that stay with my goats and so they get fed in the barn, they've done great with keeping critters away but for a week now I've acquired a new barn inhabitant. A young possum has been visiting the kitty food every night around 8:30... I sit with my goats and wait to see it and like clockwork, it will come from under the shed, cautiously and go right into the girls' door and to the feed dish. I've been "making friends" and will stand with a flashlight and talk to it as it eats, it's been accustomed to my presence and doesn't take off, eats it's fill then will root around in the loose hay away from the goats. I figure that it's denned itself under the barn...I don't mind because if it's there...I won't have snakes. I do know that they are naturally resistant to rabies and aren't viscious..... ugly as sin but are pretty much a docile critter. Any reason to try and get rid of it? I don't want to endanger my goats.