Snakes - City of Eau Claire
AN ORDINANCE TO CREATE S. 6.12.015 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF EAU CLAIRE ENTITLED "SNAKES"
THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EAU CLAIRE DO ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:
That s. 6.12.015, entitled "Snakes," is hereby created to read as follows:
6.12.015 Snakes. A. For purposes of this section, "poisonous" shall mean having the ability to cause serious harm or death by the transfer of venom or poison to a person or animal.
B. No person shall keep or possess any snake in the city which is poisonous or in excess of 10 feet in length. This prohibition shall not apply to bona fide zoos, educational institutions or exhibitions keeping such snakes for display or for instructional or research purposes. Any person legally possessing any such animal in this capacity shall notify the chief of police in writing of the location and type of snake being kept and the purpose for such possession.
C. Section 6.12.015 shall be effective January 1, 1999.