Almost 100 Possums Moved To Sanctuary

Greenville County resident did not know the law

Patrick Gentry
September 07, 2017 - 3:06 pm

Officials in Greenville County said a woman is facing a citation after they discovered approximately 100 opossums at a residential home.

Animal Control and South Carolina Department of Natural Resources officers were called to a home on South Franklin Road where a woman who identified herself as an opossum rescuer was housing the animals.

It is illegal to have a wild or exotic animal in a residential area without a permit. A citation was issued to the resident, Connie Reece, and the county's codes department is working with the homeowner to get her residence up to code due to odor and debris complaints.

Reece said before the citation, she was unaware of the county's policy on wildlife and was grateful officials gave her time to relocate the opossums, which have been moved to a sanctuary in Laurens County.

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