Laws surrounding what types of wild animals you can legally keep in your home
Many people think of pets as common furry companions, such as a dog or a cat. Or even a snake in some cases. The state of Florida, however, allows for many exotic animals to be kept as pets with the proper permits. Animals are divided into classes in the state and some class two and three animals can be considered pets. Animals such as bats, squirrels and even coyotes can live in your home with the right documentation. Bats and squirrels for example are classified as class three animals, however, bats require a permit to be kept while squirrels do not.
The Florida Python Bowl officially kicked off over the weekend drawing hundreds of hunters to the everglades area. The challenge is a 10-day event that is encouraging hunters to capture and kill as many pythons as they can. The burmese python is considered an invasive species in Florida and disrupts the natural ecosystem that is important to preserving the everglades.
Exotic Animals You Can Actually Legally Have As A Pet In Florida
As far as pets go, most of us will opt for fluffy puppies and kitties; oddly enough though, Florida animal laws allow you to have some pretty exotic animals as your cuddly companions. We’ve all seen those headlines about people’s pet gators escaping, but they aren’t the only unexpected wildlife you can keep in the Sunshine State.
Some exotic animals in Class II and Class III categories can be kept as a personal pet; most will require you to have a permit in order to possess them, while others don’t, but what you can actually own legally might seriously shock you. Learn more
Summary: Florida allows for many exotic animals to be kept as pets with the proper permits. Animals are divided into classes in the state and some class two and three animals can be considered pets.
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It’s baby bat season! 🦇Unfortunately due to the lack of food in the wild, bat numbers have been dropping dramatically. Females have been aborting babies or giving birth to premature bubs that can’t hang on 💔 This means less babies in care, and less bats in the wild. If you live in QLD, please continue hanging apple kebabs out for them. No bats = no trees 🌳
Florida’s Python Bowl 2020 kicks off
Python Bowl 2020 kicked off over the weekend as efforts to eradicate the invasive Burmese pythons heat up.
The Florida Python Challenge is a 10-day event that began Friday where veteran hunters and novice snake surveyors head into the field to capture as many pythons as possible.
As of Monday morning, 662 people have registered to participate and 18 snakes have been turned in to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s check stations.
Summary: The Florida Python Bowl officially kicked off over the weekend drawing hundreds of hunters to the everglades area. The challenge is a 10-day event.