It is illegal to own ferrets in California and always has been as far as I know. Because of the fear that they may escape and start colonies that will negatively effect the native wildlife.. Some people smuggle them in but they get confiscated and destroyed if found..
Are there like ferret police? An undercover operation to expose the illicit barter of ferrets? Do they have ferret vice? (Nice idea for a TV series there).
Seriously, ferrets. Their ashes would fit in a tiny little snuff jar (or spitoon).
"Ferret Vice" Showing Every Sunday at 5:00 Pm on channel 3..... I love it..lol.... Local animal control officers tend to turn more of a blind eye to ferret ownership but Ca. Dept. of Fish and Game are Gung Ho....Only in Callie...