The law in Grand Junction is very specific about what kinds of animals people are not allowed to own and have in their possession.

Drive around Grand Junction and you are bound to see a variety of animals being kept ranging from goats, sheep, llamas, pigs and donkeys, to dogs, cats, horses, chickens, and cows. These are all animals that can legally be possessed in the city of Grand Junction and are not problematic. However, there is a long list of animals that are not permitted and these are outlined by city ordinance.

These are the animals you are not allowed to own, possess, harbor, sell, or traffic in Grand Junction.

* All poisonous snakes and reptiles, and non-poisonous snakes longer than 6 feet
* Gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans, and any other primates
* Any species of feline that is not a domesticated house cat
* Bears
* Raccoons, porcupines, skunks, badgers, or similar species
* Foxes, wolves, coyotes, species of canines other than dogs

It's not clear to me why anyone would want to have any of the above-mentioned animals in their possession. It's not like you can cuddle up with any of them or take them for a walk in the park. But, there always seem to be those ones who get off on keeping a rattlesnake or a raccoon as a pet.

Of course, common sense would seem to go a long way when it comes to these matters, but for those that may be lacking in that department, I just wanted to pass along the specifics of Grand Junction law when it comes to keeping wild animals. Just in case you were hoping to keep a pet skunk or porcupine, now you know that is a really bad idea.

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