If you suspect illegal animal ownership or abuse, please contact the Arizona Game & Fish Hotline at: 1 (800) 352-0700.
Examples of illegal reptiles in Arizona (without proper permits or licenses) include exotic venomous reptiles, such as cobra, mambas, cottonmouths, copperheads, etc., endangered or protected species, and almost any non-pet trade animal. Also, all crocodilians (crocodiles, alligators, caimans, and gharials) are illegal to own or harbor in Arizona without proper permits.
In addition to helping the public, the Phoenix Herpetological Society helps animal and law enforcement agencies with confiscations and escaped animals. Many of the animals in our venomous snake exhibit were illegal or confiscated pets.