What exotic animals are legal in Virginia?

What exotic animals are legal in Virginia?

Virginia. Summary of Law: No person may possess nonnative exotic animals that are classed as predatory or undesirable as a “pet.” Nonnative exotic animals include, but are not limited to: bears, wolves, coyotes, weasels, badgers, hyenas, all species of non-domesticated cats, alligators, and crocodiles.

How do I get a permit to own a fox in Virginia?

To access a permit form, visit https://www.dgif.virginia.gov/forms-download/PERM/Grandfathered-Foxes.pdf. For more information, contact Randy Francis at (804) 593-2036 or [email protected]

Do you need a permit to own a fox in Virginia?

The Department would also like to remind all owners of domesticated foxes that they only have until midnight on December 31, 2017 to register their animals. After that date, all foxes (including non-registered domesticated foxes) will be designated as wildlife and therefore, illegal to possess without a permit.

Can I own a pet fox in Virginia?

To put it simply: yes, foxes are legal in Virginia. Note: Excluding the natural red coloration, all colors of the red fox (Vulpes vulpes) are recognized as domestic animals. Exotic fox species require a special permit issued by the department.

Can I kill a fox on my property in Virginia?

Foxes may be killed at any time by the owner or tenant of any land when such animals are doing damage to domestic stock or fowl.

Are there black panthers in VA?

Black panthers are already back in Virginia and West Virginia. Both are big cats and the black ones as well as the brown ones are back in Virginia. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has steadfastly denied that these animals are in Virginia.

Can I kill a bear on my property in Virginia?

Historical: Summary: This Virginia law states that a landowner may shoot fur-bearing animals upon his own land during closed season when these animals are causing damage to crops or property, or are posing a threat to human health or safety, or are otherwise causing a nuisance.

Can I kill a fox in my yard?

Shooting of foxes is legal but the use of firearms is restricted near highways and inhabited areas. Care should; however, be taken that a wrong animal is not victimized. Since a gun is not always available this method can come in handy and is simple to follow as well.

What to do if you have a fox in your yard?

If you see a fox in your yard, use several motion-activated water sprinklers and place them in fox prone areas such as under a deck or near a garden. The sprinkler will spray the fox every time it enters the area, which will deter the animal.

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