Woman Dubbed “Possum Queen” After Rescuing Confused Critter from Texas Bar [Video]
- An opossum caused chaos at Banita Creek Hall in Nacogdoches, Texas, when it snuck into the bar just past midnight on April 1.
- Jessica White, a patron exiting the dance hall, picked up the opossum by its tail and carried it out of the bar. Her heroic act was caught on video, which has now been viewed over 10 million times.
- Banita Creek Hall dubbed Jessica the “possum queen” and gave her a birthday shout-out on Facebook. They also offered her a free drink for humanely handling their opossum issue.
In Texas, they say “Everything is bigger,” and that includes the unexpected bar guests. Recently, Banita Creek Hall in Nacogdoches, Texas had an unusual visitor, an opossum that decided to waltz into the establishment just as they were about to close. Chaos ensued as the staff and patrons were perplexed by the creature’s presence.
Luckily for the possum and everyone involved, the situation was diffused by a Southern belle in cowboy boots named Jessica White. The bar patrons were shocked when Jessica picked up the opossum by its tail and walked it out of the establishment.
The video of the incident went viral and has been viewed over 10 million times, making Jessica a hero not only to the patrons of Banita Creek Hall but to animal lovers everywhere.
Jessica’s bravery and care for the possum earned her the nickname “possum queen.” Banita Creek Hall even gave her a shout-out on Facebook to celebrate her birthday the day after the incident. They also promised her the next round of drinks is on the house.
This isn’t the first time a woman has stepped in to save the day when an opossum wandered into a bar. Last year, a woman from Alaska living in Brooklyn, New York, was at a local bar when an opossum strolled in. Growing up around wildlife, the Alaskan woman confidently picked up the opossum by the scruff of its neck and escorted it outside.
We’re not sure if there is a trend here, but it is certainly heartwarming to see people step in to help animals in need, even in unexpected places like bars. This is a perfect reminder to all of us that sometimes the smallest act of kindness can go viral and have a big impact. The story of Jessica and the possum is a great example of how we can all make a difference in the world, no matter how small the act might seem.
The story of Jessica White, the “possum queen” has made us all smile and feel inspired. This is a reminder that there is still a lot of good in the world, and sometimes it just takes a Southern belle with a big heart to remind us of that. Here’s to hoping for more heartwarming stories like this in the future!