Question: Can You Own A Raccoon In Ohio?

The New Law.

Ohio used to only require permits for native species such as raccoons and skunks but as of September 5th, 2012, the state now prohibits: Auction sales of dangerous wild animals and venomous snakes (You shouldn’t be able to get these animals at the Mt.

What animals are illegal to own in Ohio?

The exotic-animals law bans private owners from acquiring, selling and breeding restricted species in Ohio. The restricted list includes lions, tigers, bears, elephants, certain monkeys, rhinos, alligators, crocodiles, anacondas and pythons longer than 12 feet, certain vipers and all venomous snakes.

What species am I allowed to own in Ohio? Marmosets, capuchins, lemurs, and squirrel monkeys.

States where you can legally own a fox: Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, Tennessee, and Wyoming. Species that are native to the United States often have different rules than exotic foxes.

Can you keep a deer as a pet in Ohio?

“Believe it or not, throughout the State of Ohio, alligators are one of the number one animals that they have to come get,” Smith said. “Either to have some with a pet deer or a part animal that are illegal to keep without permits is that uncommon.”

Can I own a kangaroo in Ohio?

It is legal to own a pet kangaroo in Victoria Australia, but not legal in any other state. In other states they can be owned with the right licences, but not as pets. You would need a permit for Idaho, Nevada, Illinois, Maine, Ohio, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Texas, Wisconsin, or Washington.

Can you own a giraffe in Ohio?

Nine states (Idaho, Alabama, Nevada, Missouri, Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, and Wisconsin) prohibit owning any exotic pet without a permit. In the remaining 20 states, owning an exotic animal is totally illegal.

What is the most dangerous animal in Ohio?

Without question, the most deadly animal in Ohio is the whitetail deer. Ohio was once home to a wide variety of dangerous critters, including black bears, pumas, wolves, etc. Though there are rumors of black bear sightings in remote areas of southeastern Ohio, these animals are considered to be gone for good.

Can you have a capuchin monkey in Ohio?

news@tribtoday.com. BRACEVILLE — Capuchin monkeys, like the one that escaped Sunday night in the township, are allowed to be kept as pets in Ohio, according to Tony Forshey, state veterinarian for Ohio. They are not on the list of wild and dangerous animals that are regulated, Forshey said.

Ohio strangely bans many primates, including small ones, but allows a few species such as marmosets and lemurs with the requirement that the owner registers them.