NC Judge: No Dropping Possums, But Killing Them Okay

File this one under “Things You Just Can’t Make Up.”

A Wake County judge has ordered a halt to the annual Opossum Drop in the mountain community of Brasstown, a victory for animal rights groups who called lowering the marsupial in a tinsel-covered box on New Year’s Eve is inhumane. …

“WRC should therefore have instructed Logan to immediately release the opossum into the wild where the opossum had been captured, or kill it,” Morrison wrote in his order.

I’m thinking someone might want to start playing possum, and quick.