BEVERLY GROVE, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A Beverly Grove woman had quite the scare when she went into her closet last week. Amid the clothes and shoes, she found an angry, hissing opossum hiding in a plastic bag.
"I opened it really gently and it did that thing, that 'grrr,'" Tara McVicar said.
With her camera in hand, McVicar set out to clean out her closet, but the opossum was not alone. It had several babies clinging to its back.
Her video posted on Facebook and YouTube has been seen thousands of times. Even her celebrity cousin, "Suits" actor Gabriel Macht tweeted about it.
McVicar believes the opossum got into her house because she occasionally leaves the door open to let her rabbit in.
"Her demeanor changed when my demeanor changed. I really did have a moment when I saw her children and I was like, 'What's going on?'" McVicar said.
McVicar lured the animal out of her apartment and the mother opossum went on its way.