Pesky Possum Trashes Office Before Hiding Behind Computer And Looking Remorseful
In the heat of the moment, we can all overstep the mark - whether it's smashing a PlayStation controller to smithereens or eating an entire Toblerone (one of the big ones).
Then as the dust settles, and you sit surrounded by PlayStation controller/Toblerone fragments, you realise the error of your ways.
As such, we can all probably empathise with a possum in Australia who trashed an office before seemingly being overcome with remorse.
Walked into my office and thought someone must have broken in because it looks trashed... and then I saw this little sweetie covering behind my computer. ❣️ pic.twitter.com/B4tuj0kYpT
- Bree (@FF_notes) January 19, 2020
Bree Blakeman initially thought there had been a break-in when she opened her office door on Monday morning. The research fellow at the Australian National University in Canberra found paintings and maps strewn across the floor, as well as a hole in the ceiling and dislodged tiles.
But as she scanned the room to see if anything valuable had been nicked she discovered the furry culprit slumped over looking melancholic behind her computer.
Speaking to BuzzFeed News, she said: "It wasn't until I went to check my computer on the far side of the room that I noticed a fluffy little face staring at me from behind the computer and that's when I also noticed the toilet droppings and urine everywhere too. It all made sense.
"It seemed resigned and of course a bit shy and scared. Going by the number of books that had fallen from the shelves, I think it must have tried to climb up the shelves to get up through the ceiling again a number of times. So I think it was a bit exhausted too."
Naturally, Blakeman felt sorry for the creature, as the nocturnal animal had clearly landed itself in a less than ideal situation.
She continued: "I gave it some water, a piece of carrot, and a few kind words before closing the door and calling the relocation people.
"It wasn't uncomfortable for me at all. It was very sweet."
But the little office-trashing scamp ended up sticking around a lot longer than expected, with a severe hail storm impeding a planned possum evacuation mission.
Thankfully though the marsupial eventually made its own way out on Wednesday morning.
Final (happy) update: possum catcher checked my office again this morning & the possum wasn't in the cage but it seems to have found it's own way out of the room. After a bit of rest, some water and carrot it must have climbed back through the hole in the ceiling. :relieved: :herb: :clap:
- Bree (@FF_notes) January 22, 2020
Let the critter's tale serve as a reminder to us all to not smash up the office, no matter how tempting it may be - chances are you will probably regret it.
Featured Image Credit: Twitter/Bree Blakeman