Florida bill bans personal ownership of large reptiles
A measure heading to the desk of Florida Gov. Charlie Crist prohibits the importation and personal ownership of Burmese pythons and six other species of large, nonnative reptiles. The bill, which would take effect in July, allows those now owning banned species to keep them. Meeting separately yesterday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted to amend its rules regarding the ownership and sale of captive wildlife species. Daytona Beach News-Journal.