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Britain's New Trendy Pet? The Skunk


Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

Forget about ferrets. The new trendy pet in Britain is the skunk. Apparently the animal can be trained not to cause a stink. Breeders say about 2,000 are now kept as pets. Katie Sleightholme told the Daily Mail she's teaching her skunk, Busby, to walk on a leash. She says Busby follows her small children around and plays well with her other pets: 13 guinea pigs, three rabbits, two hamsters and two dogs.

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