I always say that it is only illeagl if you get caught. How ever since I live about 2 miles outside the Houston city limit their snake laws don't apply to me. I can still keep venomous snakes and snakes longer than 8 ft with out permits. I do know quite a few people who ignore that law b/c it is absolutely rediculous that people who have no idea about snakes get to make all the decisions about them.
We may have snakes sticks but you still can't compare that to the craziness of a Homeless person!!