Despite the fact that these two mothers didn’t start off on the right foot, their meeting concluded with an unusual interspecies understanding.
Tara McVicar was cleaning her Los Angeles house last spring when she heard hissing coming from a plastic bag in her closet. It was an opossum, which barked and hissed at McVicar when she shook a broom at it.
“Holy stuff,” she muttered into a camera (she was filming the incident on May 6), before attempting to jab the animal again, which elicited another hiss.
She concluded, “Do not poke the possum.”
When Animal Control didn’t show up to assist her, McVicar decided to take matters into her own hands, especially when she discovered the opossum, often known as a possum in America, was carrying a brood of young.
McVicar, who is also a mother, claimed she was able to entice the opossum out of her closet by carrying half of the babies outside in a plastic bag. The opossum bolted from the home, carrying the rest of her young on her back.
As the mama walked onto her rug, McVicar exclaimed, “She’s going to assess my untidy place.” “There will be no condemnation. Because you’re a marsupial, you can store your belongings in your pouch.”
The opossum walked away with her babies safely loaded on her back. “Just take 3rd all the way to Beverly Hills,” McVicar said, as he wished her well.