|ME - Exotic Pets - Subchapter 15. Wildlife Importation and Possession, Permits and Requirements,||12 M. R. S. A. § 12151 - 12161||ME ST T. 12 § 12151 - 12161||
These Maine statutes prohibit keeping wildlife in captivity, importing, breeding or releasing wildlife into the wild, with exceptions for a person holding a license. Taking reptiles, amphibians, and certain nonmarine invertebrates from the wild is also prohibited without a license. Provisions for the disposition of wolf hybrids are included. Penalties for violations incur fines that range from $100 to $500. Three or more such violations are considered to be a Class E criminal offense.
|ME - Endangered Species - Subchapter 3. Endangered Species; Management and Research.||12 M. R. S. A. § 12801 - 12810||ME ST T. 12 § 12801 - 12810||
These Maine statutes set forth the legislative intent to protect vulnerable species and list the relevant species. By statute, a person is guilty of "misuse of an endangered or threatened species" if he or she imports into the State, hunts, takes or possesses, or deliberately baits, feeds, or harasses a listed species. A warning is issued for the first infraction while the second infraction constitutes a Class E crime.