Back when I lived in MI ( a lot of years ago), I hit a possum just outside a town called Walled Lake, When I saw it in the mirror it was trying to drag itself by the front legs. I went back a LEO pulled up a moment latter and I
told him what had happened and asked if he could dispatch of it, his response “I cannot discharge my weapon in the city limit for something like this”. So I proceeded to ask if he had something to crush it’s skull with. Not
that he would let me use. So I finally walked up to it kicked it in the head with my boot and then crushed its head with the heel (I was wearing cowboy boots). The Officer started vomiting…
Where I am at in TN now unless I was near town I would dispatch it and then I might call, in or near town I would call first.