Woman says she’s moving after finding several opossums in her house

Published: May. 19, 2023 at 7:36 AM CDT
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT/Gray News) - A few unexpected visitors have one family ready to move.

According to Zakkiyyiah Brown, she and her family have been forced to live with seven opossums since last week.

It all started on May 11, when Brown noticed the first one while she was in the bathroom painting her toenails.

“I looked a couple of times and thought I saw something but the third time there was something, it was on the side of my foot just sitting there,” Brown said.

The interactions has Brown fed up with the situation.

She said she found one who was just looking to hang out in the bathroom.

“Earlier this morning my kids were getting ready for school. My daughter went to go brush her teeth, and it was just hanging on the towel rack, just hanging out. My son my 13-year-old kind of trapped him in and grabbed it,” Brown said.

Opossums are mostly nocturnal but are sometimes seen in daylight, especially when food is scarce.

The last few were caught during the day, and Brown said that is enough for her and her family to move.

“Now that they are coming out in the daytime, it’s time to go because it’s been the last two, we caught in the morning before the kids go to school in the bathroom. So it’s just like I’m out,” Brown said.

She was able to catch three of them, but she said there are still four loose.

Brown also said there has not been too much help getting them out.

She said she called Jonesboro Animal Control last week, but as of Thursday, she still has not heard anything.

“They never showed up. Thankfully the police did, though, but no animal control,” Brown said.

Brown talked to her landlord and is set to move out by next week.