I know a lot of states require permites for big or venomous herps, and some states have virtually no herp laws at all. My state of PA, for example, has almost no reptile laws on the books. The only herp-related state laws in PA have to do with protecting herps that are native to PA. There are state laws for the handful of snakes, lizards, and turtles native to PA, but nothing regulating exotic herps. So as long as it doesn't live in PA, it's 100% legal to buy/sell/keep any reptile that your heart desires in the state of Pennsylvania. It doesn't matter if it's venomous or otherwise big and dangerous, PA has no laws against keeping it (releasing it in the wild is illegal of course). The only exceptions are city laws. A lot of city laws forbid certain types of pets and exotic animals, but the PA state laws are silent on the matter. So if your city doesn't have specific laws against you having a cobra farm in your basement, PA's an easy place to do it (not always a good thing). So what are the reptile laws like in YOUR HOME STATE?