Caitlin Burch is the mother of two daughters ages 7 and 10. They live in Ohio, just north of Columbus. She recalled the story in a now viral tweet about something that happened in a previous summer with wildlife.
Burch's daughters came to her and her husband claiming 'there was something in their room.' They used the words creature and rat. They insisted and the 7-year-old refused to sleep in her room. After a check of the room, Burch and her husband found nothing and considered it could be a mouse and set up some traps.
Finally, after a few days, their older daughter ran into their room telling them she saw it. Burch's husband went to check it out and sure enough... there was a creature in their closet. A possum to be exact.
They realized after the whole 'ah-ha' moment for the daughters that the possum was living in their house and not just the closet. They saw toys knocked over and dog food missing. After the revelation, it took Burch's husband about two hours to remove the possum and send it back out to the wilderness where it belonged.