You may keep up to 5 individuals of any species of reptile or amphibian for personal use, except: No threatened or endangered species, and; There is a ban on collecting northern diamond-backed terrapins, spotted turtles, and eastern hellbenders (even though these species are not theatened or endangered, there is a specific regulation banning their collection).
There are more than 9,300 known species of reptiles. The heaviest is the saltwater crocodile, weighing up to 2,000 pounds (908 kilograms). The smallest is the dwarf gecko, measuring only three-quarters of an inch (16 millimeters). The longest snake is the reticulated python, at up to 33 feet long (10.5 meters).
In the northern part of their range, their regional classification varies from threatened to endangered. For example, in New Jersey the timber rattlesnake experienced a 50-66% population decline and is considered an endangered species. Likewise, timber rattlesnakes are endangered in Ohio, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont.
From reptiles and amphibians to fish, birds and mammals, meet the animals at the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute.
Montana has three categorizations: uncontrolled species, controlled species that require a permit, and prohibited species. Strangely enough, uncontrolled species that can be traded and possessed freely with no permit include pygmy hedgehogs, degus, jungle cats, servals, sugar gliders, two-toed sloths, Bennet's and Tammar wallabies.
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