Couple rescues opossum struggling to stay afloat in lake

  • تم نشره في 2019/07/ 9
  • The couple pulled the opossum out of the channel between White Lake and Lake Michigan and safely transported it to dry land.
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  • Birdie Jeffers
    Birdie Jeffers 26 أيام قبل

    Seeing his or her tiny hand clinging to that red pillow as he lay resting in your boat just brought tears to my eyes 😭 All of God's creatures deserve compassion and help when in need--that includes the lowly opossum. They are quite misunderstood and are often abused bc of that. It is loving acts of kindness like yours that help to restore our Faith in humanity. I know you'll be blessed for being a blessing 🙏
    Side Note on Opossums:
    Most people don't realize how important they are for controlling the tick population--they can eat up to 5,000 ticks in 1 season alone!!! Sound gross? Sure, but it's not half as gross as having a tick bite you, potentially transmitting tick-borne disease & illness 😬 They also consume other "less desirables" like roaches, rats/ rodents & other creepy crawly things that I'd personally rather not have inside of my home.
    Their only form of self-defense or protection is playing dead ("playing possum") or hissing while showing a mouth full of teeth. They don't carry Rabies, they very rarely bite & they'll run away without harming a thing if given the chance to do so.
    Search IG for rescued opossums & they'll win your heart over in no time 💕✌️😁

  • stack 1284
    stack 1284 26 أيام قبل

    Please just be kind to animals.

  • Wild Things Media
    Wild Things Media 28 أيام قبل

    Very inspiring opossum rescue:فيديو.html

  • James Hardalong
    James Hardalong أشهر قبل

    That was cool!

  • Laura Salwen
    Laura Salwen أشهر قبل

    Awwww thank you for saving sweet baby 👍💟

  • Minouche Jean
    Minouche Jean أشهر قبل

    Fucking white people

  • M. B.
    M. B. أشهر قبل +1

    Awwww poor baby. I'm so glad God saved you little guy ❤️ 😭 so beautiful

    • M. B.
      M. B. أشهر قبل

      @James Hardalong yep flying spaghetti monsters are real?! Your an idiot and I don't HAVE to entertain you but I the time so if you wanna go back and forth about "monsters" we can. I am a little bored. Entertain me away. Your last name speaks volumes hard all along. I believe you are indeed a hard headed idiot all along. Hardalong lol 😂 I would have made fun of you in my school years 😂 I'm hungry now what do you suggest I eat? Spaghetti monsters sounds good 👌 please keep replying like I said I have the time to have fun with people like you.

    • James Hardalong
      James Hardalong أشهر قبل

      M. B. Sure he does, so does the flying spaghetti monster, I suppose you believe in him too... LOL

    • M. B.
      M. B. أشهر قبل

      @James Hardalong yes God works through people stupid 🙄

    • James Hardalong
      James Hardalong أشهر قبل

      M. B. God!? It was people that saved it.

  • graciana33
    graciana33 أشهر قبل


  • Joe C
    Joe C أشهر قبل

    You should have let it drown

  • XxaryanhxX Gonzales
    XxaryanhxX Gonzales أشهر قبل

    The most saddest thing i have ever seen like I’m crying rn

  • The Norwegian Elf and her animal friends.

    Opossums are very important for our eco system. They do not carry rabies. Watch my opossum videos on my channel. 👍👍👍

  • The Norwegian Elf and her animal friends.

    Many thanks to this couple who helped the opossum. 🌷

  • Lennox Beharry
    Lennox Beharry أشهر قبل

    its summer thank you folks his life depended on you guys

  • Caroline Ullrich
    Caroline Ullrich أشهر قبل +2

    💜, wonderful job! Another animals life saved by humans.

  • Judy
    Judy أشهر قبل

    Poor baby was playing opossum, I carried a young one off my back porch out to the edge of the yard thinking it was dead...after a short while it was gone. I had forgotten how they play dead when they feel threatened.

  • Matt Floyd
    Matt Floyd أشهر قبل

    Thanks for saving him!

  • my1serafina
    my1serafina أشهر قبل +1

    Wonder how he got in the lake to begin with, but thank you for saving the little guy. I love Opossums

  • L W
    L W أشهر قبل +2

    Good human beings. Humanity. God's creatures helping each other ☕

  • The Bastard Gift
    The Bastard Gift أشهر قبل +3

    I am thirsty for kindness. This is water. Thank you.

  • Jus Nicole
    Jus Nicole أشهر قبل +1

    This makes me so happy!! 🥰

  • barkYdarkATFB
    barkYdarkATFB أشهر قبل

    They didn’t show the end, where it went ‘bloop’ right back into the water...

  • Ricky Rubio
    Ricky Rubio أشهر قبل

    How is this news?🤯

  • Ivette R
    Ivette R أشهر قبل +1

    Thank you for sparing this life.

  • Wane felicia
    Wane felicia أشهر قبل +1

    U cant even try to warm him up??????

  • Kim McKibbin
    Kim McKibbin أشهر قبل +2

    these sweet creatures get such a bad rep. so many thanks to those that care💕

  • Cashflow Glo
    Cashflow Glo أشهر قبل +1

    Tear n up ... thank you for saving her or him. I want to see part 2 ... this was and is amazing!

  • Rock Girl
    Rock Girl أشهر قبل

    Nice rescue ✌️

  • BRYAN crypt keeper CALLEN
    BRYAN crypt keeper CALLEN أشهر قبل +1

    Invasive species...

  • Thug Lyfe
    Thug Lyfe أشهر قبل +1

    Can you save a human life the same way...

  • Matt Richards
    Matt Richards أشهر قبل

    I love how everyone is happy about saving this animal. I bet most of them ate some meat today.

    • TerraTN
      TerraTN أشهر قبل

      likely free range organic

  • Katie k
    Katie k أشهر قبل +1


  • elige brown
    elige brown أشهر قبل

    You know he is worse out if he isnt fighting back

  • Tracy Gardner
    Tracy Gardner أشهر قبل +14

    Thank you for caring for an animal that most people would be cruel to.

  • SallyPurpleYT
    SallyPurpleYT أشهر قبل

    I’m glad that the possum got rescued

  • H20
    H20 أشهر قبل +2

    👍👍 great human kindness these people wilk be blessed

  • Kimberłyn AnnMay Łuna
    Kimberłyn AnnMay Łuna أشهر قبل

    im tearing up like a bitch *thanks* 🥺😭

  • Gabriela Martinez
    Gabriela Martinez أشهر قبل +8

    Sooo cute he or she was holding on for life... Thanks for having a heart and saving him.

  • Justin Frias
    Justin Frias أشهر قبل

    Let it die those are horrible worthless ccreatures

  • Colleen Harrison
    Colleen Harrison أشهر قبل


  • Jeff M
    Jeff M أشهر قبل +2

    Great video. Wish there were more stories like this. 🤗

  • catriona
    catriona أشهر قبل

    Why do we always call animals him or he or Little guy or dude. Rarely do people assume the animals gender is female. Does this baffle anyone else

  • brianne T
    brianne T أشهر قبل +2

    Thank you for the kindness

  • M1911A1 WW2
    M1911A1 WW2 أشهر قبل

    I hope u caught hiv

  • Noellia S
    Noellia S أشهر قبل +1

    I love knowing there are some really good people left in the world.

  • Cat Farrow
    Cat Farrow أشهر قبل +2

    Thank you Humans for rescuing baby possum! You're a hero. Join my possum group on Facebook - Possums and their Owners.

  • Tim King
    Tim King أشهر قبل

    Poor thing

  • Gilmore Mccoy
    Gilmore Mccoy أشهر قبل +2

    God bless 🙏.❤️❤️❤️

  • Shou T
    Shou T أشهر قبل +1

    Thank you so much!!😊😁👍👍👍Yay🙌!Great job!!😁👍

  • Malik Louis
    Malik Louis أشهر قبل +25

    You can tell it was exhausted. All living things deserves a chance at life. Thank you!

    • Lakree
      Lakree أشهر قبل


  • BrendaAnne
    BrendaAnne أشهر قبل +2

    Poor thing was exhausted. Thanks for saving it and bringing it back to land...💞

  • suzanne schulz
    suzanne schulz أشهر قبل +1

    Thankyou couple! It takes a village to help our furry friends!😘

  • 01001011
    01001011 أشهر قبل +1

    We need more good people 😓

  • Lunamaria
    Lunamaria أشهر قبل

    These always make me teary eyed

  • Lullaby
    Lullaby أشهر قبل +9

    Lovely LOVELY people. My heart goes out to you all the way from England.
    Thank you for rescuing that little life.
    I only wish more.. much, much more people were like you.
    Bravo, for this wonderful deed. 💎💎💎

  • Sinister K.I.D. America
    Sinister K.I.D. America أشهر قبل

    If he woulda jumped on they ass, this video woulda bern complete

  • Joann P
    Joann P أشهر قبل +6

    Awww,so nice to see that there's still caring people around like this🤗

  • Ms Elston
    Ms Elston أشهر قبل +14

    Aww...i hope he's safe now. Making somebody mad going through their trash. LOL

    SPIDER LILIEZ أشهر قبل +6

    Poor thing... he seem soooooooo tired. :(

  • art
    art أشهر قبل +40

    Good to see theres still decent human beings left in this world. Put a joy in my heart

    • Wild Things Media
      Wild Things Media 28 أيام قبل

      Very inspiring opossum rescue:فيديو.html

      SUGAR XYLER ! أشهر قبل +1

      *We are their voice*

    • L W
      L W أشهر قبل +1

      An I give your comment 2 thumbs up ☕

  • Houston Yu
    Houston Yu أشهر قبل +1

    How the flip is this news.

  • Dirty South
    Dirty South أشهر قبل


  • Ken Sama
    Ken Sama أشهر قبل +4

    Fact: they didn't even need the life preserver. Possums are completely harmless, almost 100 percent immune to rabies, lack the jaw strength to bite even if they felt like it, and are too slow to really move in a startling way. Grab it by it's prehensile tail, if you are saving it's life it'll let you do what you need to do without a fight.
    They are truly a misunderstood creature... Possums are like giant rats if they were less intelligent and completely lacked all of the negatives. They're Bros!

  • King Hannibal
    King Hannibal أشهر قبل

    Fucking with me that possum would of drowned that day.

  • Front row seat to the end of the world

    He's playing possum 😎

  • Chuck U Farley
    Chuck U Farley أشهر قبل +2

    Aww that's such a cute kitty

  • Charity Rich
    Charity Rich أشهر قبل +22

    This brought tears too my eyes....What a very nice couple....

  • Evelyn Bonner
    Evelyn Bonner أشهر قبل +11

    This poor animal was cold and exhausted . I am so glad you saved the liitle guy but how about as snuggle in that blanket yo warm him up?

      SUGAR XYLER ! أشهر قبل

      You snuggle it, I'll wait.......

    • Evelyn Bonner
      Evelyn Bonner أشهر قبل +1

      @Derek Bao I saw that he was shaking....cold or frightened? Either way, a little snuggle would have been good, IMO. Have a good evening.

    • Christina Cope
      Christina Cope أشهر قبل

      @Derek Bao I wish it was only 85° where I live. Had enough heat.

    • Derek Bao
      Derek Bao أشهر قبل +1

      cold? its 85 degrees and thats a lake lol

  • bigg bee Perez
    bigg bee Perez أشهر قبل +38

    Don’t be mean to these little creatures they are nature’s pest control!

  • Seven Pointed Star
    Seven Pointed Star أشهر قبل +3

    Wow, it's amazing on how many people are misinformed about O'Possums. Possums are defensive by nature, but do not antagonize them and stay away from nests. They also have an incredible immune system which decreases the likelihood of spreading disease. Possums, are as intelligent and trainable as cats. In some cases Possums may be so tame, they may not attack your pets, but go after visiting animals. They use there claws for climbing and can actually move through trees. Because of their short bodies, they have difficulty swimming and they're not able to move across long distances in the water. So they typically try to find something like a folding branch if caught in a flood or body of water.
    Their habitat, are wooded areas and they liked live in holes and dig dens beneath large branches.
    Feeding, they eat insects, bird eggs, and small fish. If they are starved, they may take animals such as birds, small kittens, and even newborn puppies.
    Possums are more active during morning and evening, while some may stay out through the night.

  • Keyser Soze
    Keyser Soze أشهر قبل

    Gross. Completely unnecessary!

  • madboyreadynow28
    madboyreadynow28 أشهر قبل

    And then was killed by a car as it was trying to cross the road.

  • msdarkstar1012
    msdarkstar1012 أشهر قبل

    🥰 awwwwww

    SUGAR XYLER ! أشهر قبل +2

    *Nice music choice*

  • J. Marie
    J. Marie أشهر قبل +112

    Poor baby just laid there catching his breath after being rescued. Thanks for saving him. 💖

    • Wild Things Media
      Wild Things Media 28 أيام قبل

      Very inspiring opossum rescue:فيديو.html

  • I'm right you're wrong
    I'm right you're wrong أشهر قبل

    How can you rescue a wild animal?

      SUGAR XYLER ! أشهر قبل +2

      It was desperate and half dead from being tired