Bender wrote: ↑Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:24 amOh he's finerazr390 wrote: ↑Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:21 amSome dude put a can of cat food out for one of our building's "communal cats" (basically roams around but sleeps/is fostered by one of the tenants.
Came home from a late drive and saw an opossum eating from it. I did my best to move slowly around and as I am opening the apartment door I hear a huge thud. The opossum tried to hide/run from me and it basically went under the first step/stair going to the next floor, causing it to fall one story into the lower level below (outdoor apartment). I quickly ran to the staircase to see if it was okay, and it looked pretty dazed but it started walking again. Hid by one of the lower level apartment doors and then came out about 30 seconds later. I decided instead of it trying to climb up and potentially falling again which would certainly kill it if done a second time, I would bring the can of food downstairs so it can finish its meal.
About 2-3 minutes later after I explained to what happened it was gone, presumably ran off into the lower level picnic/ravine area. Feels because I did not want it to run/hide from me and I feel like if it dies due to the injuries it's partly my fault, even though I was basically hugging the wall and 15-20 ft away from it at all times.
If It does not die because of the fall, I would have to say it's probably one of the most random moments that have happened to me in a long while.
They're tough, nasty buggers.