"They used the words 'creature' and 'rat,'" Burch told BuzzFeed News. "The 7-year-old insisted that there was something. ... The 7-year-old would not sleep in her room. They sleep in their room every night, but I told her she could sleep in the guest room that night if it made her feel better."
When Burch and her husband, Bryan first checked the room, they didn’t find anything, but three days later they discovered the marsupial in the closet.
"It had crawled into one of the dresses hanging in the closet," Burch said. "It was peeking out of the neck hole."
"It's very much an 'I told you so' moment for them," she admitted. "We realized after the fact that we should have noticed some things. Some toys knocked over. Dog's food missing, so we know it had been in the rest of the house too. The dog never made a peep the whole time it was in the house."
It took Bryan Burch a couple of hours to remove the opossum from the home, but when he finally caught it, he let it go outside and hoped it wouldn't return.