Legal?

Legal?

Postby Reinhard Booysen » Sun May 02, 2010 7:39 pm

I just wondered is it legal to keep a african rock python x reticulated python hybrid? :?:
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Re: Legal?

Postby Westley Price » Mon May 03, 2010 8:34 am

Depends on where you are sitauted.

Please update your profile with your location so we can be more specific.
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Re: Legal?

Postby Fooble » Mon May 03, 2010 9:12 am

I hope that is illegal EVERYWHERE!
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Re: Legal?

Postby Bushviper » Mon May 03, 2010 9:26 am

These snakes will not be legal as the TOPS regulations do not allow you to breed with a Rock python unless you have permission. The alien invasive lists specifically ban any hybrid reptiles between indigenous and exotic reptiles. The animals may be confiscated and destroyed according to the Biodiversity act. The fines or jail time is not something to be laughed at either.
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Re: Legal?

Postby Rodis » Mon May 03, 2010 9:58 am

Hi

I thought so but was waiting for more experienced hands than myself to point it out.

Would this also be true for Puff Adders and Gaboon Vipers?
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Re: Legal?

Postby Bushviper » Tue May 04, 2010 11:37 am

Yes the same would apply here as the Gaboon is a TOPS animal.

If you had a spotted skaapsteker crossed with a striped skaapsteker (fictitious I know) then you would be allowed to keep it as long as you had a permit. The authorities would be unhappy but could not really stop you.
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Re: Legal?

Postby Rodis » Tue May 04, 2010 4:23 pm

Thank you BV,
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Re: Legal?

Postby Reinhard Booysen » Tue May 04, 2010 8:03 pm

Okay cool thanks for the reply's i am in jhb area. But I understand what Bushviper's mean
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Re: Legal?

Postby otakuslayer » Wed May 26, 2010 5:45 pm

Is it legal to catch the snake from nature point?
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Re: Legal?

Postby Hustler » Thu May 27, 2010 12:08 am

For the life of me I cannot understand why hybridization is so popular. I'm pretty sure you need a catch and release permit outside of KZN to catch any indigenous snakes, unless if you're a sangoma of course haha. Correct me if I'm wrong but I think you need a permit in KZN now also?
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