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  1. Is it legal to own or possess exotic wildlife in Washington?
    Unless authorized by rule by the Fish and Wildlife Commission, the department prohibits the importation/possession of certain deleterious or exotic species of animals from entering Washington State. These include, but or not limited to, fish (such as piranha), reptiles (alligators, snapping t ...
  2. Can I have pet fish or wildlife that are native to Washington State?
    No. It is illegal to hunt or possess protected native fish or wildlife or species classified as endangered or protected in Washington (WAC 232-12-011). See WAC 232-12-064. However, there are certain non-native species found in Washington that are not protected by state or federal regulation tha ...