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(A) EXOTIC ANIMAL means those species of animals that are exotic to humans. EXOTIC ANIMALS include, but are not limited to, any or all of the following orders and families, whether bred in the wild or in captivity, and any or all hybrids.
(B) The animals listed in parentheses are intended to act as examples and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list or limit the generality of each group of animals, unless otherwise specified:
(1) Cats: Family Felidae (lions, tigers, cougars, leopards, ocelots, servals, but not domestic cats;)
(2) Bears: Black Bears, Browns Bears, Grizzly bears, Kodiak bears and any member of the Family Ursidae (all bears;)
(3) Alligators and crocodiles: All species of reptiles belonging to the order Crocodylia, and includes all true crocodiles, all alligators, caimans and gharials;
(4) Canines, other than domestic dogs: All canines of the wolf, fox and coyote families, but excluding recognized breeds of domesticated dogs, or mixes thereof;
(5) Large non-domesticated animals: All zebras, gazelles, elephants, jackals, elk, antelopes, and all non-domesticated animals with a typical average weight of 100 pounds or more.
(a) All venomous snakes of whatever class or description, including but not limited to rattlesnakes (Crotalus family), cottonmouths (Agkistrodon pi scivorus),copperheads (Agkistrodon contortrix), coral snakes, king cobras, common cobras, Egyptian cobras, spitting cobras or cobras of any type, vipers and pit vipers of any type (including any member of the family Viperidae), green mambas, black mambas, Gabon or Gaboon vipers, kraits, death adders or adders of any type, any type of Australian tiger snakes, including but not limited to mainland tiger snakes and black tiger snakes, banded sea snakes, and yellow-bellied sea snakes, Taipan snakes, including but not limited to coastal Taipan snakes (Oxyuranus scutellatus) and fierce or inland Taipan snakes (Oxyuranus microlepidotus).
(b) All constricting snakes, including but not limited to pythons, boa constrictors, anacondas and the like.
(c) Any other snake not described above which poses a threat to humans or to domestic animals.
(7) Poisonous or dangerous lizards: Gila Monsters, Mexican Bearded lizards, and Komodo Dragons;
(8) Fish: Any piranha or other flesh-eating fish; and
(9) Creatures prohibited under state or federal law: Any wild animal, reptile, snake or other creature the possession of which is illegal under the laws of the United States or of the State of South Carolina.
(Ord. 10-33-05, passed 10-5-2005)