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Possum Murder at Mesquite Summer Camp Being Investigated

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No one is exactly sure what happened at Mesquite’s Camp Rorie Galloway, except that a possum and its young were killed by a 15-year-old camp counselor in front of a passel of young campers. A few stories are floating around, and a few different reasons — self defense, ignorance of how to handle a wild animal situation, terror — but no one is too concerned. At least about the possum: apparently, they’re considered “nuisance animals,” and castle doctrine applies; they can be killed if they’re on your property pretty much no matter what. Kind of a bizarre story.

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