Current owners won’t be dramatically affected by new regulation
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — A decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to ban the import and interstate transport of four non-native snakes will elicit criticism from some snake enthusiasts, but will go a long way toward limiting more harm to the Everglades and other sensitive ecosystems.
The final rule lists the Burmese python, the yellow anaconda, and the northern and southern African pythons as injurious wildlife under the Lacey Act in order to restrict their spread in the wild in the United States. (more…)
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