By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A mother in Queens had quite a scare when an uninvited guest showed up in her living room — an opossum.

Jessica Abreu says she noticed the air conditioner in her Ozone Park home had shifted.

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When she removed the vent to take a look, an opossum fell out.

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Abreu called police while trying to lure the animal into a cat crate.

When two officers showed up, one of them grabbed a broom to try to catch it.

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The opossum eventually made a break for it and ran out the door.

CBSNewYork Team