A judge's decision may end a New Year's tradition in the town known as the "Possum Capital of the South."
If the ruling stands, there will be no opossum drop at midnight on New Year's Eve in Tallapoosa, Georgia. The animal isn't really dropped. It's in a see-through case, lowered to the ground, then released into the wild. It's been a tradition for 21 years, but this year, a PETA lawsuit brought a judgment on the argument, the drop is cruel to the shy animal. Read more about it here.