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Roadkill to replace live possum at New Year’s Eve Possum Drop


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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.

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