Woman Gives Elderly Possum A Place To Stay In Her Garage

Possums aren’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of cute animals. They’re commonly regarded as ᴏʙɴᴏxɪᴏᴜs rodents best known for playing ᴅᴇᴀᴅ or being roadkill. On the other hand, possums have their own charm, and they can sometimes win people over and make their way into their hearts… and homes.

In a Reddit post, one man described how a wild possum became an unlikely housemate for his aunt. “This is Hank,” Reddit user damndirtycracker wrote.” My aunt’s garage is home to Hank. He’s ancient and has trouble walking, so she makes him a warm place to rest and feeds him lots of treats.”

The elderly possum, who has since been affectionately named “Hank,” was first spotted by the woman as she returned home from a long day at work. Hank was huddled up in a corner, looking cold and frail, and the woman knew she had to do something to help.

Without hesitation, the woman offered up her garage as a temporary home for Hank. She carefully set up a cozy bed for the possum, complete with blankets and a warm place to sleep. She also left food and water out for the possum so it wouldn’t have to worry about finding sustenance in its weakened state.

While many people have tried to get possums out of their garages, Hank has made it his home. She has a large, spacious garage, and the possum has his own secluded area. Because it isn’t connected to the house, she can leave the door open for Hank to come and go as he pleases.

This relationship has been going on for a few years. Hank appears content with having a place to stay and eat cat food.”  He’s not tame, but he’s never hissed or appeared sᴄᴀʀᴇᴅ,” damndirtycracker wrote.” As he got older, he stayed around longer until he decided to take up residence in the garage.” Although Hank can be a little grumpy, he’s won over by treats: “Moderately grumpy is pretty much his default state until the treats come out, then he’s only slightly annoyed by your existence.”

Possums have short lives, and Hank is already a few years old, but it’s nice that this possum can live a comfortable life while he’s still here. And he’s persuaded the internet that possums can be adorable. Many Reddit commenters said they fell in love with the animal after seeing the photo of him curled up in the garage.

“My first thought when she told me about Hank was not ‘aww,'” damndirtycracker wrote.

“But when I saw him, I knew I’d ᴅɪᴇ for him.” Thank you to this aunt for providing a comfortable home for this elderly animal! It’s a good reminder that even the not-so-cute animals deserve to be loved!

The story of the woman who gave an elderly possum a place to stay in her garage is a heartwarming example of the power of kindness and compassion. It’s a reminder that we all can make a difference in the lives of those around us, no matter how small or insignificant they may seem. And it’s a tribute to the beauty and wonder of the natural world and the incredible creatures that call it home.

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