OT: "NCWRC News Releases:" Snakes On A Plane
grady at ibiblio.org
Tue Aug 22 17:18:04 EDT 2006
For once in my life, John, I wasn't actually accusing you of
malfeasance. I was just curious because I'd read something that seemed
specifically to apply to mammals (not sure if the main concern is just
not relocating your nuisance raccoon to somebody else's trashcan, or the
larger issue of rabies spread) but it didn't seem clear as to whether it
also applied to snakes, or to Kevin Grealey's turtles that he's always
throwing in the trunk of his car.
On the other hand, I *do* think you're batshit crazy for picking up
copperheads & wandering around with them. ;-)
John Iwaniszek wrote:
> grady wrote:
>> So, it's also illegal in NC to relocate a mammal (living or dead, as
>> far as I know) from your property to anyplace else without a permit.
>> Does anybody know if that's also true for other branches of the animal
> Next time I have a mouse infestation, I will contact my local NC Wildlife
> Damage Control Agent for a depredation permit.
> Seriously: The NC Wildlife Commission herptologist told me that capturing
> snakes and removing them to wild areas is permitted if they aren't listed
> on the endangered species list. Copperheads aren't.
> Even if they were, it would be irresponsible as a father and neighbor to
> leave a potentially dangerous animal on my property. What are the
> alternatives? Killing it? Not if I can help it. Locating, calling, and
> then waiting for someone ostensibly more qualified than me to show up and
> capture the snake? Sorry. Not going to happen.
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