Woman Hears A Strange Noise In The Closet And Finds A Whole Family Living Inside

No one likes to hear things go bump in the night. While these kinds of noises are most often traced back to the wind rattling the windows or the house settling, sometimes there’s actually something there.

Just take what happened to Tara McVicar, for instance. She’d been relaxing in her home when she heard an unexpected rustling sound coming from inside her closet. Concerned, she decided to investigate.

After she opened the closet door, however, she was disturbed to find an entire family living inside…

Hearing unexpected noises in your home is a surefire way to scare just about anyone. One minute you’re easing into Dreamland in the evening, and the next, you’re hearing a mysterious bump coming from another room.

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Of course, there’s a good chance that the disturbance could be chalked up to a strong gust of wind knocking something over or an old, creaky floorboard under the weight of your wandering dog. Still, you can’t truly know unless you check for yourself.

Tara McVicar certainly knew all about odd noises. When she recently heard a strange rustling coming from inside a closet in her home, she reluctantly decided to investigate. But when she opened the door, she was horrified by what she found living inside!

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When Tara opened the closet door, she couldn’t believe her eyes. There was an adult opossum on the floor, all nestled inside of a garbage bag. That’s when she knew she had to break out her camera and film the entire ordeal.

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Of course, Tara had no idea how the critter had gotten into her home and into her closet. But one thing was clear: if she wanted her life to return back to normal, she had to get her out as quickly as possible!

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“I don’t know how he got in, and I don’t know how to get him out,” Tara said as she filmed the entire ordeal. All the while, she knew the longer she waited, the more difficult it would be to remove the animal.

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If there’s one thing to know about opossums, it’s that they don’t take kindly to people poking and prodding them. So after explaining the situation to the camera, Tara’s first plan of attack was to simply ask the wayward marsupial to leave her closet.

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“Alright, opossum. You can’t live in my closet, buddy,” Tara calmly told the critter, all while attempting to maneuver a series of items out of the way to give her a clear path out of the storage space.

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But as you can imagine, the opossum felt threatened, as she had no way of knowing Tara was there to help. That’s when she gave her the scare of a lifetime—and she suddenly hissed at her. Turns out, opossums can be pretty mean…

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The hissing only made going back into the closet to remove the angry animal that much more daunting. Tara’s next removal attempt involved putting on a gardening glove and grabbing a broom to see if she could usher her out. Slowly, she opened the bag…

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But that only angered the opossum further! Not only did she continue to hiss, but she firmly held her ground in the plastic bag. That’s when Tara grabbed her broom and decided she was going to have to be more aggressive.

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Tara’s poking the garbage bag with the broom only made things worse, and the animal continued to hiss in her direction. “That is a very terrifying sound! It is! It’s a terrifying sound, but you’re relatively cute,” she could be heard telling the marsupial.

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After another round of hisses, Tara reentered the closet to find a much more relaxed opossum. That’s when she noticed something she hadn’t before: the animal had been guarding something all along—her babies!

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Suddenly, Tara’s whole demeanor changed. While just moments ago she’d been panicked about the large animal taking shelter in her closet, she instantly became mushy. “It’s the cutest thing I ever saw,” she told the camera.

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Once Tara suddenly realized why the opossum had been so defensive all along, she couldn’t help but change her tune. It all made so much sense why the opossum had been so stubborn and protective in the first place.

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Tara’s phone died momentarily, and in that time, she managed to collect a couple of the babies and brought them to a rabbit hutch in her back yard.  She was also sure to let the mama opossum see that she could be reunited with her little ones once she exited the closet.

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Next, Tara set up a basket for the opossum and her remaining babies to climb into. “You just have to get in the basket and I will take you to them. It’s a win-win! I can wait all day long. All day long, mama,” Tara could be heard saying.

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But it was clear that the opossum was pretty hesitant to climb into the basket. So Tara decided it was better to let the animal move at her own pace. Just a few moments later, she emerged from the closet on her own—babies in tow!

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Slowly but surely, the mother opossum and her babies began to slink their way through her home. All the while, Tara assumed that she must be looking for the other babies. Soon, they would all be reunited once more…

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As the mother opossum made her way toward the back door, Tara couldn’t believe all that had taken place. Moments later, the opossum finally stepped outside for the first time. Watch her reaction once she suddenly realized that the rest of her babies were out there…

Shocking Discovery Inside Mom's Closet

You'll be shocked at what this Mom found in her closet…

Posted by Break on Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Tara certainly got more than she bargained for by finding all those opossums in her home. Still, it’s definitely an experience she’ll never forget!

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