Possum causes chaos in NYC bar, until this Alaskan woman showed city slickers how it's done
Bar goers can be heard screaming when the opossum enters the pub and dives beneath a table
A brave northerner came to the aid of New York revelers by bravely "bouncing" an intruding opossum in the Greenpoint neighborhood bar in Brooklyn. A video of the spontaneous animal controller's good act has gone viral on Instagram, with city dwellers praising her varmint-handling abilities.
This now-viral incident occurred last week at Temkin's Bar in Greenpoint, driving guests into a frenzy. “I was outside hanging out with my friend, and we see this critter run into the bar and we’re like, ‘What is that? Is that like a rat?’ And then I was like, ‘Wait, it’s too big to be a rat.’ [So] we go in and we see everyone on the other side of the bar freaking out.” Bar goers can be heard screaming when the opossum enters the establishment and dives beneath a table in the incredible clip shared on Fulton's Instagram, captioned "I did that." Fulton comes to the rescue at this point. Sara Fulton is shown on video snatching the opossum by the scruff and walking out of the pub, sending the cheeky marsupial on his way. There's no mess, no fuss. Fulton claimed it wasn't a huge issue since she's from Alaska, not Brooklyn. The opossum is little in comparison to the moose family that used to reside in her garden.
"I was like, 'Alright, I got this.'" 'Listen, I'm from Alaska; let me handle it,' I told everyone." Sara Fulton, who goes by the Instagram handle @Sarakalee, told The Post about dealing with the animal. “No one’s going to question someone from Alaska. So that’s when I went up to the opossum and scruffed him and took him outside.” Fulton, a 33-year-old Flatbush resident, illustrated the scene: “I was outside hanging out with my friend, and we see this critter run into the bar and we’re like, ‘What is that? Is that like a rat?’ And then I was like, ‘Wait, it’s too big to be a rat.’ [So] we go in and we see everyone on the other side of the bar freaking out.”
That's when his friend from Anchorage "cornered him." Meanwhile, since the Temkin's customers were "losing their heads," Fulton reasoned, "I'm the calmest one here in this circumstance," and slid down her quilted vest sleeves to take care of things.
"Hold my phone — I'm from Alaska," she says calmly as she reaches down and grabs the hairy intruder with her bare hand. As bar patrons stare in bewilderment, the confident lady saunters towards the door, clutching the creature by the scruff of its neck like a bad cat.
Everyone else in the pub worried since the only fauna most Brooklynites are used to seeing is rats and cockroaches, so they were completely out of their element that night with the opossum.
"I mean everybody just lost their minds, we couldn’t believe it was happening," said bartender Rachel Bessemer. "I grabbed my phone, didn’t know who to call, I was like, 'this is not what people do.'"
"Everyone bought her so many rounds, it turned into a party afterward," said Bessemer.
Fulton was the talk of the town, or at least the bar, by the time the job was finished. "They’re like 'you’re a hero, you’re a celebrity.' I’m like, what? No," Fulton said. "For me, it’s just a wild animal. But I have to realize I’m not in Alaska, and that’s not something you see everyday."