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Fairfax County, Virginia

Hedgehogs Now Legal as Pets in Fairfax County

Until yesterday, it was a crime to be prickly but loveable—if you were a hedgehog, that is. These spiny animals were banned as pets in Fairfax County until Tuesday, Jan. 22, when the Board of Supervisors legalized hedgehogs as pets, as well as lifted the need for zoning permissions to keep chinchillas and hermit crabs.

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