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Why are pet skunks illegal in California?

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I may be moving to California. I have a pet skunk. I heard that it's illegal to have one there. Why? Is there anything that I can do about it so I can keep my skunk?
asked Oct 6, 2013 in Mammals by anonymous

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California laws about owning exotic pets - and skunks are considered exotic - are very strict. There are severa states where skunks are illegal to own and most other states have laws about keeping them as pets. In those states where it is illegal to own a skunk, the state can take your pet away and euthanize it.  Before moving, check with local wildlife authorities if there is any way you can keep your pet.
answered Oct 9, 2013 by (36,420 points)