Alaska Woman Removes Opossum From Brooklyn Bar by Scruff Of Its Neck

An Alaska woman showed the city slickers how it’s done in Brooklyn on Friday evening, May 27, when she grabbed an opossum by the scruff of its neck and calmly removed if from Temkin’s Bar, much to the delight of impressed patrons.

Video recorded by Chris Egan shows the woman confidently grabbing the opossum by the scruff of its neck and carrying it into the street outside, while bargoers cheered her on.

Egan told Storyful that the opossum came in via an open bar door and became visibly distressed by the crowded bar.

“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.

Egan said that was when the woman in the video stepped in “without flinching” and said “Hold my phone, I’m from Alaska."

The Brooklyn-based social news outlet Greenpointers reported that the woman in the video was Alaskan native Sara Fulton. Fulton shared the moment on her Instagram profile, adding the simple caption, “I did that”.

“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. Credit: Chris Egan via Storyful

Video transcript

- All right, take it.

- Oh! What the [MUTED] [INAUDIBLE] Whoa. [MUTED] Yeah! What the [MUTED]

- Don't let it get hit by a car.

- Oh my--

- Yeah!

- Let's go!

- All right, take it.

- Oh! What the [MUTED] [INAUDIBLE] Whoa. [MUTED] Yeah! What the [MUTED]

- Don't let it get hit by a car.

- Oh my--

- Yeah!

- Let's go!

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