Proposed Python Ban Moving Through State House

Support is growing to keep anyone from owning a Burmese python like the one that killed a 2-year-old girl in 2009.

Lawmakers said Burmese pythons and other non-native reptiles have been a concern for years.

Legislation is moving through the state House to ban these reptiles.

However, they said it was the death of Shaiunna Hare’s at her Sumter County home that really got people’s attention.

“I am ground zero and it’s terrible. What happened there was terrible,” said Robbie Keszey from Glades Herp Farm.

Keszey, who makes a living in the reptile industry, said banning the snakes is a bad move.

Read full story HERE.


About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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