Saturday 24 February 2018

This man saved a possum from two predatory crows and is receiving a lot of love

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Laurence Kirk saving a possum
Laurence Kirk saving a possum

By Kameron Virk

A Sydney man is receiving a tonne of praise after saving a possum from near death.

Laurence Kirk was travelling through Menai, New South Wales, when he spotted what experts believe was possibly an adult ring tail possum being stalked by two crows.

While most people drove on the 28-year-old exited his car, shooed the crows away and gave the possum a leg-up.

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“I got the basics of animal handling down. But overall wasn’t scared of being bitten of scratched,” Laurence, whose video has been viewed over a quarter of a million times in a couple of days, said.

Most people seem to think the possum fell from the tree into the road, where the crows thought they’d spotted an easy meal.

“Crows in Australia are known to be quite smart, and a few of us have talked about that the crows purposely got it onto the road for a car to run it over and make it an easy meal,” Laurence suggested.

As for his kindness, the mineral processing technician doesn’t see what he did as “that big of a deal” – “but I guess it was a good ‘feel-good’ video to kick off the week”, he said.

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