Hotel heiress Paris Hilton is reportedly on the verge of losing her ferrets - because they're illegal to have as pets in California.

The blonde beauty has been photographed taking her unusual pets for walks, but sources now say the DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME wants to confiscate the rodents from her to show they're serious about ferrets and California's Prohibited Species List.

A source tells America's STAR magazine, "In the eyes of the Department of Fish and Game, it's just as illegal to have a two-pound ferret as a 250-pound tiger."

03/09/2004 02:59