No wildlife or their nests, eggs, young, homes or dens shall be taken, transported, stored, served, bought, sold or possessed in any manner at any time, except as specifically permitted by Title 68A, F.A.C. No one shall take, poison, store, buy, sell, possess or wantonly or willfully waste wildlife, unless specifically permitted or authorized to do so.
State and federal laws protect birds. Birds (or their parts, nests or eggs) may not be taken, possessed, imported, exported, transported, sold, purchased, bartered, or offered for sale, purchase or barter, except as permitted by State and Federal regulations. See title 68A, F.A.C. at www.flrules.org and 50 C.F.R at ecfr.gov for more information.
House (English) sparrows, and European starlings.
Armadillos, Norway rats, black rats and house mice.
Frogs, except Pine Barrens tree frogs, gopher frogs and Florida bog frogs, may be taken throughout the year by gigs, clubs, blowguns, hook and line or manually; or by shooting with a .22 caliber or smaller firearm during daylight hours. Frog species classified as threatened or endangered may not be possessed or taken. See Rule 68A-26.002, F.A.C. at www.flrules.org for more information.
Freshwater turtles and eggs taken from the wild may not be sold. Take, transport or possession of alligator snapping turtles, Barbour's map turtles, and Suwannee cooter is prohibited. The following species have a possession limit of two: loggerhead musk turtles, box turtles, Escambia map turtles and diamondback terrapins. Taking Escambia map turtles, cooters, and snapping turtles from the wild is prohibited. For all other freshwater turtles, take is limited to one turtle per person per day (midnight to midnight) from the wild for noncommercial use. Freshwater turtles only may be taken by hand, dip net, minnow seine or baited hook. Many freshwater turtles may be taken year round, but softshell turtles may not be taken from the wild from May 1 to July 31. In addition, collecting of freshwater turtle eggs is prohibited. See Rule 68A-25.002, F.A.C. at www.flrules.org for more information. It is illegal to take, attempt to take, pursue, hunt, harass, capture, possess, sell or transport gopher tortoises, parts thereof, or their eggs without a permit. It is illegal to molest, damage or destroy gopher tortoise burrows. For information about gopher tortoises and permits, please visit MyFWC.com/GopherTortoise.
Florida pine snakes may not be sold, bought or possessed for sale, nor shall any person possess more than one Florida pine snake, unless the snake is amelanistic or albino. Short-tailed snakes, Keys ringneck snakes, and rim rock crowned snakes may not be taken. Red rat snakes, Peninsula ribbon snakes, and Florida brown snakes from the Lower Keys may not be taken. See Rule 68A- 25.002, F.A.C. at www.flrules.org for more information.
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