Having spoken to the caller several times, Williamson reportedly tried to encourage the family to retrieve the creature themselves. Since they were clearly reluctant to handle it, however, he eventually decided that it was best to send in reinforcements.
Thankfully, Williamson’s partner, Cody, was available to help. The veterinary nurse subsequently traveled for about an hour to reach the scene of the discovery. Her mission was to aid in the rescue of a scared possum trapped in a toilet.
When Cody arrived, the possum was still in the toilet with the lid shut over her, a fact that later seemed to upset some Facebook commenters. Mary Lorraine Silvester, for example, wrote, “Poor little thing. Why close the lid after finding her? Giving the baby a towel would have helped it crawl out.”