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The internet is a crazy place for crazy people to watch other crazy people's videos.
This video is no exception.
A woman reads opossum themed poetry to her opossum while occasionally slamming bongos.
We have no idea what's going on but the opossum is cute so we recommend just strapping in and staring at the opossum.
Whoa! Look at that guy go!
That opossum is carving down the mountain like a pro.
We have no idea how someone finds out that their opossum can snowboard.
But do we care?
Nope. We just want to see more opossums in cute sweaters tearing up a mountain on their snowboard.
It's like the skateboarding bulldog but even crazier and surprisingly cuter!
Zina Bethune was a ballerina, actor, teacher and compassionate human being.
She was helping a opossum who had been hit by a car in the middle of the street when she was hit by two cars and killed.
In recognition of her kindness and compassion, PETA has honored her with a Compassionate Action Award.
She was a PETA member for many years and started Infinite Dreams, a nonprofit organization that teaches dance to children with disabilities.
PETA's president said:
They successfully stopped the turkey drop from happening back before Thanksgiving, and now PETA's set their sights on the New Year's Opossum drop.
In North Carolina, in a small mountain town, every New Year's for 18 years, they drop a opossum in a transparent box, just as the ball drops in Times Square.
PETA says that the tradition is cruel and illegal.
They make it seem like an opossum is just chucked off a 40-foot ledge.
But the opossum is only slowly lowered from 18-feet up.
The person in charge of the opossum drop said:
"It's a lot of good clean family fun. No alcohol. We advertise it as the only New Year's party you'll remember the next day no matter how much fun you had."
The opossum drop drives a lot of people into the otherwise quiet, 250 resident town.
"It fills the place up. On a warm night, it's about 3,000 people. If it's cold, maybe 2,000."
PETA has sent a letter asking that they use a taxidermic animal, like in Tallapoosa, Georgia.
A PETA rep said:
"The great thing about Tallapoosa is that they don't use a live possum. They use a taxidermied possum."
Guess we'll have to wait and see if PETA can sway the townsfolk and stop the drop.
[Image via AP Images.]