BRASSTOWN, N.C. — For some, watching the ball drop in Times Square on New Year’s Eve is tradition.
For Clay Logan, a convenience store owner in Brasstown, his tradition is the Possum Drop.
In the past, Logan has lowered a live possum in a Plexiglas box during the new year count down.
This year there won’t be a live possum because the Possum Drop has been repeatedly challenged by animal rights advocates.
A recent ruling by the Wildlife Resources Commission requires Logan to have a permit to drop a live possum.
Logan told WRAL that he doesn’t have time to obtain a permit.
Instead, he plans to drop a road-kill possum Wednesday night.