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Question by jhart2. Uploaded on February 20, 2011
i believe it is in most places.
Yes. However a permit can be obtained to sell pen raised animals. There are lots of places to buy a fox, raccons, coyotes...
Have you ever considered the health risk danger of even handling them?
raccoons & opossums do not make good pets!
clay 1 + for you, i agree with above, clay you are right, those animals can have rabies and trust me you dont want to have rabies
Why would you even want one of those things?
I had a friend who bought a Silver Fox in N.Y.. Long story short it had something called Chiggers. Infested him his wife his furniture. He was fined had to replace a lot of furnishings; not to mention medical bills. Have to say wild animals belong in the woods or the stew pot.
Tough times we live in when someone is thinking about risking getting rabies to make a buck.
Opossums are highly unlikely to carry rabies and are resistant to the virus. Raccoons are known to be carriers of rabies.
sorry for the mistake, thanks for correcting me pighunter, so how are they resistant? i know that coons definatley have rabies or can carry them
It maybe illeagle to sell wild varmits but not to sell information on where someone could find one in cage somewhere.
J4huntfish, I found out about opossum resistance to rabies just last week while doing some web research. Apparently there was a 1960 study on rabies that several cite but I haven't read. Opossums are really strange, lol!
"Any mammal can get rabies. However, the chance of rabies in an opossum is EXTREMELY RARE. This may have something to do with the opossum’s low body temperature (94-97º F) making it difficult for the virus to survive in an opossum’s body."
Raccoons continued to be the most frequently reported rabid wildlife species (37.2% of all animal cases during 2001), followed by skunks (30.7%), bats (17.2%), foxes (5.9%), and other wild animals, including rodents and lagomorphs (0.7%).
thank you, yes that is very strange, and you are probably right about their body tempature affecting it. thanks for the reply
Check with your local DNR office.
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