Character Study Montana on Second and Bell
posted by March 24 at 9:45 AMon
Holy shi** is that the ferret guy? Itís a opossum! Hey excuse meÖ
I have raised all sorts of animals, my pops gave me a bear cub when I was real young back in Montana; we got into all sorts of trouble! One time we got into it inside the baródonít ever take a beer away from a bear! The bartender learned that one the hard way.
Where did you get this guy?
Itís a she, and I rescued her about two years ago. She has been with me ever since. They are very loyal to just one person. Never ran away or nothiní.
She ever bitten you? Those teeth are sharp and gnarly!
Oh no, opossums would never bite a human; they will play dead before they bite you. Just like the saying, ďplayiní opossum.Ē They are more scared of us!
Is that a real opossum hat? Whatís the story?
This here was road kill I found. I didnít want it to just go to waste, got it right off the highway just a few months back.
You from Seattle? I have never seen you two before.
I am around, I take groups back to Montana and we camp out in the mountains and build camping sites every year. We build dugouts here in Seattle, too, and there is nothing like it, you gotta see it, electricity and all… but the city destroys íem. Even when the neighbors let us run power down there and are okay with it, the city just donít want us around.
One time I thought I was being arrested and people were protesting: ďMontana didnít do nothing!Ē they were shouting. Ended up the [police] needed my help and knew were to find me. They had a wild opossum they were trying to catch. She had just bitten right through an animal-catcher device! They said I was crazy for thinking I could get the thing, but I just stayed calm and talked to her. I get along with critters much better than humans.
Montana, thanks for talking to us! Let’s do a full story sometime soon?
Oh yeah! Lets do it, look me up! See ya!