Trust me. Poking baby possums with a stick only confuses them and makes them faint. Try the pooper scooper. Highly efficient! And he was so small he fit right in the pan of the scoop. Once away from the terrifying duo that is Spike and Drusilla, baby Teddy (all the local possums get dubbed "Teddy") scooted into the bushes, through the bushes onto a limb of our aspen tree, and way up over my head.
Doggy silence ensued. The vicious intruder was sent packing.