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Alabama Exotic Animal Regulations

Black Pine Snakes are regulated

The following is an excerpt of Alabama’s exotic animal regulations. This is not the complete regulation and should not be considered as such. The purpose of providing you, the reader, with this information is to encourage you to contact state authorities in Alabama with any further questions you might have. We are unable to provide any legal advice regarding Alabama’s laws (or the laws of any other state). Below the regulations we have included the contact information for the Alabama Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources who we believe is the agency best suited to assist regarding these regulations. Please note also that the information provided is in good faith and is accurate to the best of our knowledge however we DO NOT guarantee or make claims about the accuracy of the information.

Related code and regulations
Alabama Administrative Code 220-2

ALA Admin Code: 220-2-.26

1) No person, firm, corporation, partnership, or association shall possess, sell, offer for sale, import, bring or cause to be brought or imported into the State of Alabama any of the following live fish or animals:

7) It shall be unlawful for any person to possess, sell, offer for sale, import, or release any non-indigenous venomous reptile in or into the State of Alabama, except by written permission of a designated employee of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources authorized by the Director of the Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries to issue such permits.

ALA Admin Code: 220-2-.92

Nongame Species Regulation.

1) It shall be unlawful to take, capture, kill, or attempt to take, capture or kill; possess, sell, trade for anything of monetary value, or offer to sell or trade for anything of monetary value, the following nongame wildlife species (or any parts or reproductive products of such species) without a scientific collection permit or written permit from the Commissioner, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, which shall specifically state what the permittee may do with regard to said species:

(c) Reptiles

  • Snake, Black Pine ( Pituophis melanoleucus lodingi)
  • Snake, Eastern Indigo (Drymarchon corais couperi)
  • Snake, Eastern Coachwhip (Masticophis flagellum)
  • Snake, Florida Pine (Pituophis melanoleucus mugitus)
  • Snake, Gulf Salt Marsh (Nerodia fasciata clarkii)
  • Snake, Southern Hognose (Heterodon simus)


Alabama Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources
64 N. Union Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36130
(334) 242-3486
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