Fare collector was handed a live possum instead of a fare!
Working as a fare collector doesn’t sound like the most exciting job in the world. But apparently it’s a job where anything can and will happen. Such was the case of a San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency employee who was handed a live baby possum during her shift back in May.
It was just another routine day when Patty Ruiz was stopped by two men on San Francisco’s Bryant and 3rd Streets. And the men had an odd request.
“They wanted to give her something they found on the freeway,” the SFMTA’s blog said. “Before Ruiz could explain that she wasn’t with the lost and found, the car sped off leaving her with an unusual find – a baby opossum.”
But the SFMTA wasn’t even mad about the incident. Although, obviously, they aren’t set up as an animal shelter, so they ended up turning the baby possum over to San Francisco Animal Care and Control. They hope there it can be rehabilitated and then returned to the wild later.
One thing is for sure, Ruiz will likely never forget the day she was handed a live possum instead of a toll!