Due to the presence of rabies in skunks and the hazard to the public health of rabies developing in skunks kept as pets, no person shall import into the state, nor capture with intent to keep as a pet, nor buy, sell, trade nor possess any skunk except in connection with a recognized zoological park or research institution or by permit from the department. Permits may be approved only for skunks born in captivity. Application for permit shall be made on a form provided by the division.


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8/27/79; 10/31/96; NMAC - Rn, 7 NMAC 4.2.12, 5/30/2003

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