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TOBACCOVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Three teenagers have been arrested on animal cruelty charges after Forsyth County sheriff’s deputies were told about a video in which an opossum was burned and killed.

Eighteen-year-old Kalob Jennings Hubbard of Tobaccoville, and a 17-year-old and a 15-year-old have been charged.

Chief Deputy Brad Stanley says investigators received a tip last month about a video posted on Instagram where people captured, burned and killed a wild opossum.

Arrest warrants say the incident happened in late October or early November in Tobaccoville.

Stanley says the video has been removed, but the sheriff’s office has a copy of it.

North Carolina sentencing laws indicate Hubbard could face six to eight months in jail if he is convicted. It was not known if he has an attorney.

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