Saith the Smoky Mountain News:

For the third year in a row, opossums are making their way to the political scene in the N.C. General Assembly.

The bill, of which Rep. Roger West (R-Marble) is a primary sponsor, would suspend all state wildlife laws related to possums between Dec. 29 and Jan. 2 each year. It’s currently awaiting hearing in the House Committee on Wildlife Resources.