One little possum was recently freed after being trapped for a week in rather unusual prison: a retail store.
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) received a call from a Washington D.C. store owner saying that a possum had fallen through one of the store's ceiling access panels. Apparently the little creature had been living in the store for about a week - staying out of sight during the day, but leaving merchandise strewn about the floor overnight.
The possum had essentially been stuck inside the store for a week, with little access to food or water, so the HSUS knew that the rescue was urgent.
After searching the premises high and low, the little stowaway was discovered hiding in a plastic bag in the back office. Rescue workers could see that the little possum was very malnourished.