Article 55.

Regulation of Certain Reptiles.

§ 14-416.  Mishandling of certain reptiles declared public nuisance and criminal offense.

The intentional or negligent exposure of other human beings to unsafe contact with  venomous reptiles, large constricting snakes, or crocodilians  is essentially dangerous and injurious and detrimental to public health, safety and welfare, and is therefore declared to be a public nuisance and a criminal offense, to be abated and punished as provided in this Article.  (1949, c. 1084, s. 1; 2009-344, s. 1.)