To get this opossum, I cut a hole in the wall from inside the kitchen closet.

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I commonly extract dead animal carcasses from homes and property. The very animals that commonly invade houses die inside houses, and when they do, they create a very unpleasant odor as the carcass decays. The successful removal of deceased wildlife definitely requires experience and knowledge of building architecture and animal behavior. I've cut and pried open every nook and cranny imaginable to locate and remove rotting critter bodies. I am the best - I always find the animal, deodorize and decontaminate the area, and seal up the hole I've cut open. If you want to learn more, please read my How To Get Rid of Dead Animals page.

The hungry opossum - What happens when an opossum gets hungry? The obvious answer would be that it goes out in search of food. But what if the opossum’s search of food leads it to your kitchen closet and it dies there leaving behind a bad stench (not that stench is ever good, is it?) ? Well, not exactly the closet itself but more like inside its walls. Even then, if you are the homeowner, chances are that you will be completely grossed out by the thought. But even from the point of view of the dead opossum, the situation is not exactly something to look forward to.

The reference I am trying to make is towards one of the jobs that I was called for because the house reeked of something rotting. They did the right thing because my expert nostrils immediately picked up the smell as a decomposing opossum carcass. The question however remained that if there was a dead opossum, where it was since there were no signs of its remains.

And again, my expert nostrils came to the rescue as I sniffed my way around like a police dog and finally led to the crime scene. It was coming from the insides of one of the walls in the kitchen closet. Once I was sure of the site, I started the usual drill – make a hole, find the carcass, pose for the camera while holding it, safely pack it inside a garbage bag and then clean the place. As a finishing touch I get rid of the odor by using a special deodorizer that freshens up the surroundings and lets everyone breathe without having to hold their nose.

I also consider it my duty to detect the point of entry of the opossum (which I did) and then fill the hole I made back in so that no inconvenience is caused to homeowners.

AAAnimal Control is a privately owned wildlife removal and pest control business, located in Orlando Florida. I deal strictly with wild animals including ones that have died inside houses. I am not an extermination company, but a critter removal and control specialist. The above photos are some of the many that I've taken in the field over my years of work. Please email me if you have any questions about the above photographs, or any questions about wildlife problems or dead animal removal issues.

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