Man Sets Home Ablaze Trying to Scare Away Opossums

Man Sets Home Ablaze Trying to Scare Away Opossums

A Pennsylvania man was trying to 'smoke out' the marsupials, CBS News reported.

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May 12, 2017
Birds & Wildlife

LANCASTER, Pa. — A Pennsylvania man trying to scare away opossums by setting a fire has destroyed his home, CBS News reported.

The news reported the row house blaze on May 10 in Lancaster began when a man used butane to light a pile of leaves in his backyard. The man apparently hoped the smoke would help rid him of the marsupials, which are known for playing dead. 

A city fire marshal says the fire got out of control and spread to the home, which was built of wood.

Source: CBS News