US Bans Import Of 4 Exotic Snakes On Everglades Worries

Law360, New York (January 17, 2012, 7:17 PM EST) -- After more than five years of consideration, the U.S. has decided to ban the import of four species of exotic constrictor snakes that threaten the Everglades and other ecosystems, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Tuesday.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has finalized a rule — set to be published in the Federal Register in the next few days — barring the Burmese python, the yellow anaconda, and the northern and southern African pythons from being imported into the country or transported over state lines,...
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