So a opossum walked into a bar and…no really…a opossum walked into a bar in New York City causing staff and customers to freak out.
Sara Fulton, 33, was at Temkin’s Bar when patrons went into a panic.
“I was outside hanging out with my friend, and we see this critter run into the bar and we’re like, ‘What is that? Is that like a rat?’ And then I was like, ‘Wait, it’s too big to be a rat.’ [So] we go in and we see everyone on the other side of the bar freaking out.”
Fulton, an Anchorage, Alaska native, decided to help. Stating that clientele were “losing their minds.”
“I’m the calmest one here in this situation,” she said.
From the New York Post:
In the awe-inspiring footage posted on Fulton’s Instagram — captioned “I did that” — bar patrons can be heard screaming as the opossum enters the joint and darts under a table. That’s when Fulton comes to the rescue.
“Hold my phone — I’m from Alaska,” she declares before calmly reaching down and grabbing the furry interloper with her bare hand. The confident gal then nonchalantly saunters towards the door while holding the critter by the scruff of its neck like a naughty cat as bar-goers look on in disbelief.
“I just like went up to him and I was like, ‘Hey, I know you’re afraid,’ ” the opossum whisperer recalled to NBC New York. “And I was like, ‘Alright, I think I’m just gonna scruff you and take you out because that would be the least painful for you.’ “
“I grew up with, like, moose in my backyard and I’d go camping with black bears. So an opossum is literally not a concern,” Fulton added.
The opossum tamer was also well rewarded for her heroism after saving New Yorkers from the critter.
“Everyone bought her so many rounds, it turned into a party afterward,” bartender Rachel Bessemer told her local NBC news outlet.
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