Growing up in BFE South Carolina, you get used to little critters like opossums and raccoons making their way to the front porch, and hell, occasionally inside the house.
It’s all good, ya just shew ’em away with a broom, or grab ’em by the tail and carry them out… and go on with your day.
However, I can imagine it’s a bit more unusual up in Brooklyn, New York, as an opossum wandered into a bar there recently. I mean, let’s be honest… folks in Brooklyn ain’t the type to know (or want to know) how to handle critters.
However, folks from Alaska… well, that’s just a Tuesday for them.
Sara Fulton was hanging outside of Temkin’s Bar in Brooklyn, when she noticed a large creature run inside after leaving the door open, according to NBC 4 New York.
She recalled the wild occurrence:
“I was outside hanging out with my friend outside the bar, the door was open and then all of a sudden we see this critter run in and we looked at each other, and we just were like, ‘Was that a dog? Is that a rat?
We both looked at each other and were like, ‘That was too big to be a rat! It has to be an opossum.'”
Luckily enough, Fulton is from Alaska, where these instances aren’t nearly as strange as in Brooklyn:
“I’m from Alaska and I used to go camping with black bears hanging out at my campsite.
I think it was just instinctual, I just like went up to him and I was like, ‘hey I know you’re afraid’ … 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.'”
Video shows her picking the critter up by the scruff, and walking it right outside the bar.
The customers in the bar were losing their mind, and the staff was panicking considering the only creatures they’re used to are rats and cockroaches big enough that you can put a saddle on them.
Bartender Rachel Bessemer joked about the customers’ reactions:
“I mean everybody just lost their minds, we couldn’t believe it was happening. I grabbed my phone, didn’t know who to call, I was like, ‘this is not what people do.’
Everyone bought her so many rounds, it turned into a party afterward.”
Of course, what felt like another day on the job for Fulton, turned out to be a culture shock for everybody else.
She weighed in on the other customers’ responses:
“They’re like ‘you’re a hero, you’re a celebrity.’ I’m like, what? No. For me, it’s just a wild animal. But I have to realize I’m not in Alaska, and that’s not something you see everyday.”
Bouncing a random opossum from the bar gets you free drinks in Brooklyn… take note country folks.