Man Sees Possum Outside His Door And Decides To Make A New Friend

A man in Alabama made an unusual friend recently after spotting a possum hanging out on his back porch.

The man filmed as he walked to the glass door and pulled it open. “Well, hey there little man. You hungry? Come here,” the man says.

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Many people do their best to avoid possums and some even view them as pests, but this Alabamian saw the little critter as a potential friend.

When the possum didn’t run away, the man reached out to pet it, as it casually strolled down the stairs of the porch. The possum barely seemed bothered as the man petted it. It didn’t run or play dead, but simply hung out and enjoyed the man’s company!

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According to The Nature Conservancy, “when confronted with a threat, [a possum] will often hiss or bare its teeth.” Another strategy a possum may use is playing dead.

It’s generally best to avoid touching wild animals, but all is well that ends well.

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Hoepfully the possum at least got some kind of snack from the deal. He was probably up on the porch scavenging for food!

Check out the video below:

Have you ever seen a possum up close? Would you ever try to pet a possum? Let us know!

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