The last governor of Ohio before he left office...passed a law so you can't have native animals in Ohio...Snake, venomous ones...are BANNED there are seven constrictors also BANNED. Which means that ones who own them are awaiting to see if they will produce a permit to grandfather them. I'm surprised Ohio was mentioned on the radio with this new law that has taken effect...Non-native animals are BANNED from coming into Ohio as well. It is tricky...for say chinchillas...if the breeder lives in the US...they are allowed to sell them here. But...there is a list of ones completely BANNED...I think the more dangerous exotics that have been in the news in years past...and such are the ones permanently banned.