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Exotic reptiles banned as pets

Posted by Elizabeth Stewart - email

(WFLX) - If you have a passion for exotic animals, you may soon have to change your choice of pet.

Florida Fish and Wildlife officials just approved a new law banning the sale of certain snakes and other exotic reptiles. The ban now prohibits anyone from keeping animals like Pythons.

If you already own these reptiles, you can still keep them, as long as they're licensed and micro chipped, until the pet dies.

The new law goes into effect in August.

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