What do you get when a radioactive spider bites a opossum?
You get a spider-opossum -- much like the one seen scaling a wall in Brighton Beach Wednesday.
Residents of the Brighton 5th Street building near Brighton Beach Avenue were stunned at the sight -- a opossum clinging for dear life along the side of a the brick-faced wall 15 feet off the ground Wednesday afternoon.
But, even though the meandering marsupial managed to get up the wall, he didn’t quite know how to get down, said witnesses, who contacted 911 for a rodent rescue team.
Members of NYPD Emergency Services Unit Truck 6 were dispatched, but it was already too late, the opossum managed to sink his nails into a window frame and slide down to safety.
Cops ultimately apprehended the opossum after it was found hiding out in a hole next to the building and re-located to friendlier environs, officials said.
©2009 Community News Group
By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:
You agree that you, and not BrooklynDaily.com or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to BrooklynDaily.com the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.