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Watchwoman on the Wall

Brasstown, NC

A live opossum is lowered by a rope from a plexiglass cage in Brasstown, considered the opossum capital of the world. This may seem like a natural New Year’s festivity to longtime residents, but PETA has recently spoken out against the event. Clay’s Corner gas station; (828) 837-3797; clayscorner.com. —Alix Strauss

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