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The city folks from Brooklyn, New York were in shock after a wild opossum walked into a bar and an Alaskan native grabbed it by the back of the neck and walked it right back out.
Sara Fulton, originally from Anchorage, Alaska, traveled all the way to New York to live and be a full-time student at Borough of Manhattan Community College studying computer science and was at the bar on the night the opossum was spotted running around.
The incident took place at Temkin’s Bar on Greenpoint Avenue in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn so most of the people there were shocked to see the wild animal.
People squealed, squirmed, and backed away from the creature, except for Sara, who bravely walked straight up to the animal. The opossum was scared and seeking shelter behind a bench and Chris Egan, the cameraman, started filming her bending down to grab it by the back of the neck.
“This poor thing, with its nocturnal eyesight, and [a] rambunctious crowd, ran confused looking for a way out. Unfortunately, it’s not too easy for these scary but docile marsupials to escape this environment, so it headed for a corner,” Egan told Storyful.
She lifted it from behind the seating and held it up in the air as the excited onlookers cheered and pulled out their phones to film.
Sara then calmly walked the creature towards the front entrance of the bar and as she passed, she told looked at Chris and proudly let him know she was from Alaska!
She walked outside and took the opossum about 50 feet from the bar before releasing it on the sideway near some trash bags. The marsupial took off running into the night and the video cuts. Sara ended up getting free drinks at the bar for her courageous act.
“She did the right thing, and like an opossum whisperer, grabbed it from behind like a feline, and walked it outside, gently dropping it on the sidewalk and letting it head back home to whatever empty lot or backyard it called home,” Egan said.