Imagine a country that doesn't even have that.
I learn something new everyday in this field. Today I learned that there are no snakes in New Zealand. Not "no wild snakes" - that I knew - but none period. None in pet stores. None in zoo collections. Now, one zoo curator is looking to change that.
I get where people are coming from - all you have to do is look at Guam and the havoc caused by the invasive brown tree snake. Still, New Zealand's bird life has already been battered by rats, cats, and weasels - I doubt that a snake or two in a regulated, carefully managed zoological park will pose much of a threat. Especially when lizards are already allowed, and what is a snake but a lizard missing a few bits?