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Old 01-15-2013, 01:49 AM   #1
Non Native Snake Ban Texas, Wilson County

Recently passed banning the ownership of non native venomous and 5 big constrictors. Some have said they read ball pythons too but that i dont believe was part of the ruling.

This is all being lead by Veterinarian

George B. Hill, D.V.M.

Phone: (830) 393-4600
(830) 216-1111 (S.A. Metro)
1678 US Hwy 181N
(P.O. Box 370)
Floresville, Texas 78114


2.01 Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

(1) Controlled exotic snake--Any live snake that is:

(A) a venomous snake not indigenous to Texas;

(B) any of the following:
(i) African rock python (Python sebae);
(ii) Asiatic rock python, (Python molurus);
(iii) green anaconda, (Eunectes murinus);
(iv) reticulated python, (Python reticulatus);
(v) southern African python, (Python natalensis); or

(C) a hybrid of any species listed in this paragraph.

(2) Possession--Actual care, custody, or control.

2.03 Possession Prohibited

No person within the scope of this order may possess a controlled exotic snake, even if that person possesses a controlled exotic snake permit from the State of Texas.

Heres video from late 2012
Old 01-15-2013, 03:05 PM   #2
All boa and python species were voted on in December. This happened on 11 December. They voted in favor of adding them....they just haven't posted it to the ordinance yet. There is a meeting agenda list that states what they were going to talk about on 10 December, but the results have not been posted on their website. We were told by the county clerk of the results of the vote.

Meeting Agenda for 10 December 2012.
Old 01-16-2013, 06:35 PM   #3
Cobra's hunt people down and kill entire family's? Wow. Its too bad when people like this speak because people assume a vet is going to be an expert. This guy is clueless.
Old 01-26-2013, 07:14 PM   #4

Just received an email from with an update on the situation. It's bad enough this is happening in Wilson County, but the fact that they're considering recommending the ordinance to the State of Texas causes no small amount of alarm.


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