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Old 05-03-2001, 09:18 PM
Eric Green Eric Green is offline
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Hey all, hope everyones' season has gotten off to a great start!?
In my latest spring clean-up endeavor I uncovered a dead a dead 'possum while blowing leaves out of the flower beds yesterday. I am well aware of the term " playing 'possum" so I left it there. If it is still there when we go back tomorrow, we are scheduled to remove it. Do you guys think I should charge alittle extra for this service? I 'm leaning towards maybe $20 bucks but I need some more opinions,I'm already in to her for about 2& a quarter, but whaddya think???

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Old 05-03-2001, 09:58 PM
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Well, I dont know if I would tell her that "I am charging you $20 for removal of your dead pest." Better I would just incorporate it into the bill, you are already getting a good amount of money for it. I would just let her know that you took care of it for her, and she'll be grateful. Its not too hard to get rid of an animal like that. But good luck if its been there for a while!!
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Old 05-03-2001, 10:09 PM
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I agree with Esby... is there something special you have to go through to get rid of it or is it just a matter of shovelling it into a garbage bag? People don't like to feel like they have a gun to there head to get extra money.. build it in to the price and nicely mention that you took care of it
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Old 05-04-2001, 12:01 PM
Craig Turf Management Craig Turf Management is offline
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I would just shovel it into a bag like any other debris in the beds. I wouldn't charge any more to remove the carcass.It's really no big deal. Heck we eat those things down here.
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Old 05-05-2001, 10:07 PM
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throw it in the truck with the rest of the cleanup debris. thats what we do with squrrils and birds
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Old 05-05-2001, 10:15 PM
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Old 05-05-2001, 10:29 PM
lawnman_scott lawnman_scott is offline
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Just be glad it wasnt a dead alligator like i ran into early one morning while mowing a feild right by a swamp. It was a long time ago and i needed the money or i would have been gone real fast.
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Old 05-05-2001, 10:48 PM
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Why don't you just bury it and be done with it? I would just scrape the sod off (if there isn't a field near by) and dig a hole and dispose of it. Gone forever.
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