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Old 07-23-2003, 12:28 AM   #1
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Old 07-30-2003, 11:43 AM   #2
Transporting animals through the state.

Well, here's a question that has popped into my mind several times:

If someone is driving down from Florida to say, North Carolina with a van filled with corn snakes and passes through Georgia, which does not allow the possession of corn snakes, are they in violation of Georgia state law while on the road within that state?
Old 07-30-2003, 03:01 PM   #3
My common sense tells me no, but knowing the way things have been going lately, I'd say the state probably says yes.
Old 07-30-2003, 04:09 PM   #4
In Arizona you can transport prohibited species through the State and you are allowed to stop for up to 72 hrs. I would assume this to be the case in most States. I checked the Georgia DNR website and I could not find anything there about it. I would give them a call but good luck
Old 11-27-2003, 02:27 AM   #5

georgia can be a tricky monster, i live here, i am moving, most likely your safe, but we have alot of silly cops they wouild probably hold them at gunpoint and cavity search each one, i am not kidding, its really odd. i would just have your dealer or buisiness info right on top of everything with the scientific names of the contents as most dnr agents arent available and dont do science thay just know how much to fine for that there thing,oh yea and they will kill the snakes if found in violation, seriously!d
Old 11-30-2003, 08:16 PM   #6
We also live in Ga.. You are not allowed to transport illegal animals thru Ga.. I have had a few run-ins with the DNR here,,and let me say,," every single one that i have met are complete idiots"...and believe me,,we have met quite a few.. We actually very recently had an encounter with DNR at our home,,and the first officer that showed up was not clear on animals,,so he called in one of their ""experts"".. We had a tub with baby sulcatta torts in it,,,and their idiot "expert" swore up one side and down the other that those were baby gopher torts... I mean literally,,swore they were gophers..
He did however, know his rattlers...However,,he didnt even know the law on rattlers.. The DNR "no-no" list states that Crotalus are legal..Then the next page states ""only native venomous"" may be kept,,and then the very next page states ""absolutely NO PIT VIPERS""..
Another thing that makes it so bad,,they run up in your home like they were the DEA,,and you were known to have 50 kilos of coke in your house...
But you can bet your ass on one thing... if you have a cobra or gaboon,,,they will take your butt to jail in a heartbeat...
As far as the corns go,,i dont think they would say anything...Hell,,,most of them dont even know the difference.. We actually convinced this ""expert"" that a normal corn was actually a emoryi rat....How funny is that.. He knew it was a corn,,and still didnt take it..
I think the laws in Ga. are quite stupid,,as do most other people..
Rich,,,i would not worry about the corn issue...If youhave a Florida drivers license,,and a Florida reptile license,,,i dont think they would hassle you very much..
Old 11-30-2003, 09:13 PM   #7

they changes the laws on owning venomous in georgia, no on except zoos, they do destroy the animals in question, yes they are dumb! a friend of mine owns a pet store he called the dnr about african giant snails, they said yea no prob, he got them in sold some, was raided by the usda of all people in a farce sting, made him freeze the snails some were 6-7inches, d
Old 01-16-2004, 10:57 PM   #8
Unhappy Help this GA snake keeper change the laws

We cannot have any native non venomous snakes in GA. But here we can have native venomous without a permit.
I love corn snakes and eastern kingsnakes till the law changes we cant have them. I heard that the dnr has thought of chaning the law to where you could have a limited number of native species of snakes. but till the law is changed I am playing it safe!
I plan on moving soon after college to Florida. at least there I can have the snakes I like.

Old 01-16-2004, 11:05 PM   #9
Seamus Haley
While I'm sure that the creation of such a law was well intentioned (protection of native species seems likely), it's laws of this nature that do nothing positive...

Anyone inclined to obey the law would also obey laws about limited wild collection or requirements for proof of captive breeding.

Anyone not inclined to obey the law already has their cornsnakes... Fostering a mentality of "It's okay if you don't get caught." that hurts the entire hobby and works against legitimate keepers.

Bad situation there, no doubt.
Old 01-16-2004, 11:06 PM   #10
Post Calling all fellow snake lovers in GA!

I belive there is enough corn snake and eastern king snake affificianados in Ga to get the crazy laws changed. Also the pet trade is really suffering here. One of the number one selling snakes is a corn snake! We need to do something about it and fast before you know it we will not be able to keep anything at this rate.

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