I guess the whole point to my ramble besides "poor me", was to tell people to find out the laws. Ask specifically about constrictor snakes, and make sure you see a copy of the laws because when asked once before, the office girls said there was a law, but it was for lions and tigers and bears. NOT snakes. Not fish, either.
I probably would have ignored the cop at the door, but I have a teenager, and my boyfriend had left for a fire a bit before. I panicked. Too, I'm probably the most paraniod chick in Ohio.