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Connecticut Exotic Animal Regulations

Connecticut Exotic Animal Regulations - This Anaconda is banned in the state of Connecticut

The following is an excerpt of Connecticut’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 Connecticut with any further questions you might have. We are unable to provide any legal advice regarding Connecticut’s laws (or the laws of any other state). Below the regulations we have included the contact information for the Connecticut Department of Environment Protection 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 Regulation

Substitute Bill No. 6552

Sec. 2. Section 26-40a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2009):

(a) No person shall possess a potentially dangerous animal. For the purposes of this section, the following wildlife, or any hybrid thereof, shall be considered [as] potentially dangerous animals:

[16] The elapidae, including, but not limited to, cobras, coral snakes and mambas;

[17] The viperidae, including, but not limited to, copperheads, rattlesnakes, cottonmouths and all other adders and vipers;

[18] The rear-fanged members of the colubridae in the genera lothornis, boiga, thelotornis, thabdophis, enhydris, dispholidus, clelia, rhabdophis, hydrodynastes, philodryas and malpolon;

[19] The Burmese/Indian, African Rock, amethystine and reticulated of the pythonidae;

[20] The green, yellow and dark spotted anacondas of the boidae;

[21] The helodermatidae, including, but not limited to, Gila monsters and beaded lizards; and

[22] The Nile monitor, water monitor, black-throat monitor, white-throat monitor, crocodile monitor and komodo dragon of the varanidae.


Connecticut Dept. of Environmental Protection
79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT  06106-5127
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