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Opossum Was Too Scared To Move. But After A Little Help, She&#8217;s Back On Her Feet Again.

Opossum Was Too Scared To Move. But After A Little Help, She’s Back On Her Feet Again.

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At some point or another, we all needed someone to give us a helping hand, a little extra push, or the confidence to keep going. And, of course, by saying "we," I'm including animals. When a small female opossum was making her way through Grand Rapids, Michigan back in April, things got a bit too overwhelming and she completely shut down. It seems a combination of a heavy rainstorm and the noise of traffic was a bit too much for the little marsupial. So when the opossum was found, she was too scared to move. She just stayed there, curled up against the front door of a downtown business. But fortunately, a local animal rehab center was notified, and rescue workers were able to give her the loving care she needed to get back on her paws again.

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The Wildlife Rehab Center of Grand Rapids, Michigan shared the sweet opossum’s rescue story on Facebook.

“Got a couple calls this morning about this sad girl outside a business in the heart of downtown GR! We suspect she found this a nice place to escape the storm and got stuck once people and cars starting picking up.”

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The possum’s strategy for getting through the situation was to become invisible. “She just bowed her head and pretended she wasn’t there,” the center wrote in a Facebook comment.

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But fortunately she was spotted and help soon arrived. The Wildlife Rehab Center sent over a “possum specialist” to safely capture her and give her a thorough physical. And the specialist made a surprising discovery—the lovely possum had babies in her pouch!

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After getting a clean bill of health and taking a little time to collect herself, the momma possum was released back into the wild.

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It turns out, she was just a little scared and needed a little extra encouragement. And fortunately, the good people of the Wildlife Rehab Center were there to support her. Now, life is good for her and her babies again in a less urban setting. Good luck, possum!

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