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Posted by Bammer on March 01, 2003 at 21:52:55:
So.. who is breaking the law with thier herps?
I live in california. My house hold is only supposed to have 4 small animals. Hmm... lets seee....
at least 20 fish... ranging from angels to koi(which one is 3 feet long)
oh crud.... I think im breaking the law... well.. shoot...
you must be wondering why I am bringing this up. Well, I am very open about my herps... I go oustside alot with a 6 foot boa constrcitor or maybe my 5 foot taiwan beauty snake.. or one of my other snakes...
I show them to the neighbor kids... and seem to enjoy seeing snakes.. i guess.. If a parent were to not like the idea of thier kids playing with "dirty" reptiles then they could get a citation officer at my house to make me get rid of all my snakes and leave me with a HEFTY fine....
also.. Permits! Oh JOY! I am sure most of you are familiar with rosy boas? Small, burrowing boas native to california. Alot of people have these... I believe the law to own these is that you must have a permit and can only keep 4. I think that is how it is with most of the reptiles in california.. permits... I never knew this. I was informed about keeping native species and what is required to keep them at a herp society meeting...
anyone like to go field collecting? Make sure you know the laws in your area.. here you must have a fishing license or some other bull like that... I swear to god... the government has these written down somewhere.. and nobody knows about it until you are caught in the act of the crime...
"Sir, are you collecting rosy boas?"
"Do you have a fishing license or hunting license?"
"no. do i need one?"
"sir, put your hands above your head as I read you your rights"
All that is accomplished is one confused herper....
Can anyone relate to my problem?
Basically.. this whole rant is about how I do not want to loose my animals as the law is not specific to snakes, only 4 small animals. Laws... bleh...
and know your laws!