If our CC&Rs don't restrict it, can an owner have a python as a
pet? A member found a python that got loose in their garage and
the owner still has another one in his unit.
: Yes, pythons can be restricted, even if your CC&Rs are silent on the issue.
Normally, CC&Rs have language limiting pets to usual domesticated
cats, dogs, fish and birds.
. A python is neither usual nor domesticated.
Pythons can grow to 23 feet
and weigh up 250 pounds. Even though they are not venomous, they can
deliver a nasty bite. They are generally docile, until they're not.
large python can easily kill a person. In 2015, one nearly crushed to
death a pet store owner before police were able to pry it off him. It
was wrapped around his head, neck, and torso. In 2013, two young
brothers were strangled in their sleep by a python. In 2009, a python
crushed the life out of a two-year-old girl while she slept in her crib.
: A prohibition can be accomplished by amending CC&Rs
or by a simple rule change
:Associations needing legal assistance can contact us
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