Cynops Illegal in North Carolina?

E. Sylvanus

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So, I had been planning on getting a group of C. ensicauda. When I was doing my initial research, I couldn’t find any legal information on keeping them in North Carolina. The only laws I found were regarding wild collection of native species (which I don’t intend to do). But today, I noticed on Repticon’s website that they don’t allow vendors to sell them at the Raleigh show, and says they are illegal to own in the state.

I was just hoping to get some clarification, since I hadn’t seen anything stating this on any of the government websites I checked.
 

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So, I had been planning on getting a group of C. ensicauda. When I was doing my initial research, I couldn’t find any legal information on keeping them in North Carolina. The only laws I found were regarding wild collection of native species (which I don’t intend to do). But today, I noticed on Repticon’s website that they don’t allow vendors to sell them at the Raleigh show, and says they are illegal to own in the state.

I was just hoping to get some clarification, since I hadn’t seen anything stating this on any of the government websites I checked.
Was able to find this.

Looks pretty restrictive. I have recently emailed my own Department of Natural Resources (in Maryland) if I am capable of keeping a captive bred green salamander which the state lists as endangered and illegal to possess. I was told that its possible so long as I get an endangered species permit. I was pointed to a completely irrelevant section of our local state code as explanation for this. I get the feeling that the department is willing to work with a motivated hobbyist when dealing with imported captive bred animals. You may wish to contact your own wildlife office (try to find someone's email in outreach as opposed to a general customer service number). That is likely your best avenue to success. Good luck!
 

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Thank you for your help! I was trying to find a document like this, but hadn’t had any success. Looks like I may be back to the drawing board, but I’d rather that than inadvertently break the law.
 
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