Using scissors, Sammarye carefully and painstakingly cut away the debris, untangling the animal's chest and midsection.
The poor opossum at my house not only had at least two strands of vine wrapped around its body, it also had managed to get her fur twirled in the the vine as well. I think she must have twirled around trying to get out or reach what was holding her back....making the situation worse.
Free at last the mother opossum and her ten-or-so wriggling joeys - none the worse for wear - were crated and taken to NAR, in Santa Cruz, to be treated for dehydration. Once the opossum is ready to be released she will be taken back home.