You may be surprised to discover some of the pets you can’t legally own in California, a state with some of the strictest laws in the country regarding pet ownership. Some of them are pretty obvious, like the leopard, while others, like the owl, are considered wild and so should not be confined.
The list, as maintained by the California Department of Fish and Game, is extremely long, so here are just nine of the forbidden pets of California.
The raccoon, like the squirrel, skunk and possum, is a wild and unpredictable animal that can transmit rabies. So you probably don’t want one of these in your home!
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