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Not Your Average Ornament: This Woman Found An Adorable Critter Hanging In Her Tree!

An opossum hiding in a Christmas tree.

One woman received an unexpected visitor this holiday season, and no, it wasn’t Santa Claus it was an opossum in her Christmas tree! Brett shared a video of the sneaky critter hiding amongst her ornaments, which has since received over 4 million views on TikTok. At first, it’s hard to see the animal in her footage. However, as the camera zooms in, you can make out the opossum’s face peeking out from between the tree branches.

“I have no idea how this opossum got in my house and up into my tree,” Brett said in the video. “I don’t leave my doors open!”


I don’t understand how this thing is in my house right now.

♬ original sound – Brett

In a follow-up post, the woman explained how she eventually got the creature out of her home. First, she put on a pair of protective gloves. Next, she grabbed the opossum and tried to pull him out of the Christmas tree. Unfortunately, the little animal wasn’t too keen on leaving; it took a lot of effort to get him to let go of the decorations! After chasing the opossum around the house for a while, Brett finally captured him and released him outside.

Although opossums don’t usually bite people, the Humane Society still recommends using a long object, like a broom, to direct the animal out of your home instead of picking them up. Brett assured her viewers that she attempted to call animal control before trying to solve the problem herself, but they were unable to come out. At least the little guy didn’t steal her pets’ food like this opossum!

Watch the video below to hear Brett’s story. Please be aware that there is some implied NSFW language in the clip.


Here is the much requested part two story time on the Christmas tree possum. #opossum #christmas #part2

♬ original sound – Brett

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