What states can you legally own a kangaroo?

I bet you're wondering why I would even think of a question like this much less ask it out loud. Well, I thought of it, don't ask me why. So, yeah, I looked it up. But you clicked on this story so don't even think of giving me a hard time about it.

In the United states a person can legally own a Kangaroo, without a permit, in South Carolina, Wisconsin or West Virginia. That means you can just buy one and let it hop around your back yard, freaking out your neighbors, and you don't need to ask anyone for permission. Just do it.

In many other states you can have one but you'll need to get a permit. That, I suppose, means you'll have to explain to someone downtown why you even want one. Get used to it because everyone will be asking you that.

Here is a link to a handy map that will help you decide where to move to if you insist on getting a kangaroo.

Sorry I can't help you with what these things eat or the best climate for them to live in. That's research you'll have to do on your own. I don't think keeping it on a leash will work. Lord knows what you're going to do if it gets free and goes hopping down the street. Don't get it mad it you, I've seen videos of them beating humans up.

But if you don decide to get one I would like to offer some suggestions in naming it. I've never name a kangaroo before and I think I'd like to give it a try.

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