Fla. requires a Federal permit(no problem) and a state permit (big problem) . Most who apply for more than 1 snake ar turned down,and since you can have only 1 ( must be c.b.) no breeding! I'm working on it for the future. I gotta do a little lobbying yet. Can you believe I bred them when I was 9 or 10--before protection? They are very impressive. We nearly loved them to death!(extinction) Habitat destruction/fragmentation does its part in reducing their numbers in the wild also. They (esp. males) require a very large free roaming area. Breed late in the year. Mine from nov.to Feb. if I remember. It WAS a long time ago.