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Posted: December 28, 2012 at 1:27 a.m.

Clay Logan, who has been handling the New Year’s Eve possum drop in Brasstown, N.C., for years, said he will use a substitute this year after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sued to stop the event, adding that he’s considering putting a stuffed animal or roadkill in the see-through box that is covered with tinsel and lowered to the ground at midnight.

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