Sibilla put some grease around the neck of the jar and gently twisted it off from around the possum’s head. There’s no way of knowing how long the little guy had been stuck — but if it had been much longer, he likely wouldn’t have made it.
“The most amazing thing was the way he tried to help me out, grabbing the jar with his little paws so he helped me lever it off,” Sibilla said. “Possums can scream and carry on, but not this little guy. He seemed perfectly happy where he was.”
Sibilla wrapped the possum in a towel and brought him to the animal hospital for a checkup. They had to make sure he wasn’t injured or dehydrated from his sticky run-in before releasing him back to the wild.