If you're the type of person who loves to have snakes or lizards as pets, you should be aware that these 15 reptiles are banned as pets and for breeding in New York State.

Breeding or owning any of the reptiles below could result in a $500 fine for the first offense and $1,000 for any following offenses,

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any person who knowingly breeds a wild animal or knowingly possesses, owns, harbors, sells, barters, transfers, exchanges, or imports a wild animal for use as a pet or intentionally releases or sets at-large any wild animal, authorized by this section for use as a pet, from the location where the animal is permitted to be possessed or harbored in violation of the provisions of this section shall be subject to a penalty of not more than five hundred dollars for the first offense and not more than one thousand dollars for a second and subsequent offenses.  Each instance of breeding, owning, harboring, sale, barter, release, transfer, exchange, or import of a wild animal in violation of this section shall constitute a separate offense.

All of the reptiles below are considered "wild animals" by New York State and thus are illegal to breed or own as pets:

1. All venomous snakes

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2. Burmese pythons

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3. Reticulated pythons

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4. African rock pythons

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5. Green anacondas & Yellow anacondas

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6. Australian amethystine pythons

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7. Indian pythons

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8. Asiatic monitors

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9. Nile monitors

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10. Whitethroat monitors

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11. Black throat monitors

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12. Crocodile monitors

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13. Komodo dragons

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14. Crocodiles

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15. Alligators

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