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Pet skunks: Cuddly, friendly, yes, but some states are saying No

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Milton Berry of Summerville, S.C. feeds popcorn to the 35 pet skunks he and his wife Landa have in their home. (Courtesy of Landa Berry)

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Sherry DeMarchi of Jamesburg, N.J. shows off her pet skunk Ozzie. (Sarah N. Lynch)

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Sherry DeMarchi of Jamesburg, N.J. plants a big kiss on Ozzie, her pet skunk. (Sarah N. Lynch)

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Ozzie sniffs cashews on the table at his home in Jamesburg, N.J. where he lives with his owner, Sherry DeMarchi. (Sarah N. Lynch)

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Some pet fanciers out there would rather cuddle up in bed with a skunk than a cat or dog. But trying to get a skunk is a challenge, and in some states, it's getting harder.


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