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(A) Definitions. For the purpose of this section, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
CONSTRICTORS. Includes but is not limited to constrictors of any type, pythons, and other nonvenomous reptiles.
PERSON. Includes the singular and the plural and shall also mean and include any person, firm, corporation, association, club, partnership, society, or any other form of association, organization, or institution.
POISONOUS REPTILES. Includes but is not limited to any live venomous or poisonous snake, alligator, crocodile, or other such reptiles in the aforesaid categories.
(B) No person shall, within the limits of the city, keep, maintain, or display a poisonous reptile for any purpose whatsoever.
(C) No person shall, within the limits of the city, keep, maintain, or display a constrictor without first obtaining a written permit from the Superintendent of Police.
(D) The provisions of this section shall not apply to licensed circuses, exhibits, or to museums or laboratories maintained by scientific or educational institutions with the exception that no such museum having live snakes in its collection shall be maintained in any residential area of Waterbury.
(E) Any licensed circus, exhibit, or museum or laboratory maintained by a scientific or educational institution shall obtain a written permit from the Superintendent of Police of the city before it may keep, maintain, or display any of the poisonous reptiles or constrictors the keeping, maintaining, or displaying of which is prohibited by either division (B) or (C) of this section.
(1967 Code, § 13-14) (Ord. passed 11-24-1978) Penalty, see § 92.99
Reptiles and constrictors generally, city's authority to regulate keeping, see Conn. Gen. Stat. § 7-148(c)(7)(D)(ii)