I am planning to go to the USA for some time and I would like to take my corn snake with me.

It's difficult to find information.

Is it possible to somehow take the snake on the plane with me?

If not, and I'm guessing not, what are my options for transportation?

  • I would be a bit worried about the temperature in the hold, as well as possible rough handling.
    – P i
    Dec 28, 2016 at 22:48

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First, you will need a permit from the US Fish & Wildlife Service.

Second, you must fly into a designated port.

I don't believe any airline will let you transport a snake in the cabin. You would need to provide a kennel that is both escape-proof and humane for the animal, and put it in the hold with the other animals.

Personally, I'm getting tired of this.

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    Interesting and informative. Do you have any authoritative links to back up your answer?
    – JoErNanO
    Dec 29, 2016 at 1:11
  • @JoErNanO -- added. FWS mentions "commercial" importation, but I don't know if you could get in on your unsupported word "But, Slimey is my pet." Dec 29, 2016 at 1:34

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