I can't seem to find what penalties are called for (should someone be careless enough to get caught) in the text of the laws... To me that's the issue, what are they going to do about it? Are the penalties different for owning a truly harmless, though illegal boid, such as a BP and say a Retic? Are they different still if you have a mildly venomous snake like a vine and are the rules equally applied to these as they would be to a Boomslang or Mamba? Are we talking about a $50 fine or 2 years in prison here? To me that would make the difference. Anyone ever get pinched with anything their city didn't allow? If so I would be interested to know what the consequences were.
I feel a little light headed... maybe you should drive...