Can you own a cobra in Florida?

Can you own a cobra in Florida?

Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said that the process a person must go through in order to own a venomous reptile is rigorous. Officials with FWC said Purdy owns a license for the missing cobra. He also has licenses for a gaboon viper and an African bush viper.

Has cobra been captured?

A deadly cobra that escaped from its owner’s house in North Carolina has been captured, authorities said. The zebra cobra, which can spit poisonous venom from as far as nine feet away, was cornered and captured in a red bucket by animal control Wednesday night in Raleigh, news station WTVD reported.

Did they catch the cobra in Florida?

BUCKINGHAM, Fla. — It took little more than 24 hours to capture Buckingham’s missing snake, a feat that surprised Officer Stuart Spoede of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Can you own snakes in Florida?

And people can keep their reptiles for the life of the animal with a free permit, but these species no longer will be allowed to be sold as pets in Florida. The licenses cover a variety of native and nonnative species for activities including breeding, exhibition, sale and personal use.

What snakes are illegal in Florida?

The following species, including their taxonomic successors, subspecies, hybrids or eggs, are listed as Prohibited snakes and lizards:

  • Burmese or Indian python (Python molurus)
  • Reticulated python (Python reticulatus)
  • Green anaconda (Eunectes murinus)
  • Northern African python (Python sebae)

Do black mambas live in Florida?

The Eastern Coral Snake is the most venomous snake in Florida and is amongst the most venomous snakes in the world, the most venomous being the Black Mamba. Non-venomous snakes in Florida include; Hognoses, hognose, Black Racers eastern indigo snake, Coachwhips, Red Bellies, Garter, Crowned, and Green Snakes.

Has the zebra snake been found?

“The Zebra Cobra is safely contained and being cared for in an appropriate facility,” Raleigh police tweeted Thursday. “The Raleigh Police Department worked with outside resources to safely secure exotic venomous reptiles that were located in a residence on Chamonix Place.”

Did they catch the zebra snake?

The zebra cobra had been missing since November and was spotted in a northwest Raleigh neighborhood in late June. It was reported by a 911 caller on June 28. Animal control caught the snake on June 30 hours after a CBS 17 crew encountered it and alerted police to its location.

Can you own an anaconda in Florida?

Regulatory Status Yellow anacondas are regulated as a Prohibited species in the State of Florida. Prohibited species may not be acquired or possessed for commercial sale or kept as pets. A permit is required for public educational exhibition or research or eradication and control.