I'm hoping within the next 3-5 years to be able to get a permit to have an agkistrodon contortrix and a crotalus horridus to use for the educational program I'm starting. I'm not ready at all to have anything venomous, but a friend of mine who has venomous has offered to teach me how to properly keep them.
So I emailed DNR to ask them if it's possible and what the requirements would be so I can start working towards it. While I was doing this I decided to pull the exotic law in MD and realized I can get those species and any venomous reptile, here's what the law says:
(b) A person may not import into the State, offer for sale, trade, barter, possess, breed, or exchange a live:
(1) fox, skunk, raccoon, or bear;
(2) caiman, alligator, or crocodile;
(3) member of the cat family other than the domestic cat;
(4) hybrid of a member of the cat family and a domestic cat if the hybrid weighs over 30 pounds;
(5) member of the dog family other than the domestic dog;
(6) hybrid of a member of the dog family and a domestic dog;
(7) nonhuman primate, including a lemur, monkey, chimpanzee, gorilla, orangutan, marmoset, loris, or tamarin; or
(8) poisonous snake in the family groups of Hydrophidae, Elapidae, Viperidae, or Crotolidae.
Well that's just wonderful cause there's no such thing as a poisonous snake, lol
I just thought you all might get a kick out of this.