Laws against shooting in your suburbs, Trap it.
+1...Live trap then gas or drown
That is exactly what I have been dealing with! I went to throw out a cigarette butt tonight and there is was again, sitting the same exact way on the fence! I was tired of dealing with it so I went to my closet and grabbed my bb guns. I shot it three times in the head. It is the first time I have ever killed an animal. The noise it made when it fell will never escape me, but I gave it a proper burial and all. I had just hoped it would have relocated before it came to this. As I said before, I would have rather used my .22 but the noise would have surely had the cops called on me. R.I.P possum.This one scared the snot out of my wife a couple weeks ago.
Dogs were out at the back fence barking and wouldn't come in the house, she thought they were just barking at the neighbors dog on the other side of the fence, walked out into the yard in the dark and grabbed the first dog by the collar and heard a hissing noise next to her head. She looked up and saw this:
Dogs were trying to play with it, one was jumping over the fence back and forth (it's a 6' high fence and he weighs 30 lbs and is about a foot tall), the other dog was just jumping up nipping at the possum trying to get it to run.
Possums are chicken killers.Don't be killing possums. They do no harm.