Don’t take what isn’t yours : In Louisiana, they are known for two animals more than maybe any others: alligators and crawfish. Maybe that’s why stealing either can land you in jail for up to ten years or carry a fine of up to $3,000.
Don’t tie your alligator to a fire hydrant : We’re not sure we want to know why this law was written, but it’s illegal to tie your alligator to a fire hydrant in New Orleans.
No snakes at Mardi Gras parades : It’s a crime to have a snake within 200 yards of a Mardi Gras parade.
No blood rituals : Breaking either of these laws could lead to a fine or even some jail time! Of course, we think the best option is just to leave your scaly pets at home.
No blood rituals : Ingesting blood or other bodily fluids during a ritual of any kind is prohibited in Louisiana. People breaking this law could be fined up to $25,000, or spend up to 25 years in jail.
Limits on funeral food : If you’re attending a Louisiana funeral, you’re only allowed three sandwiches at the wake by law. We’re not sure what caused this law to be enacted, but be sure to bring a snack if you’re in the second line.
Reporter restriction : During a Mardi Gras parade, TV reporters are not allowed to throw anything to the crowd. Why? Your guess is as good as ours.
False teeth assault : Biting someone with false teeth can be classified as aggravated battery, since false teeth count as a weapon, which is reasonable.
Cursing curfew : A law likely leftover from a time when folks had more sensitive ears, it’s illegal to use obscene language while on the telephone in Sulphur.
No voodoo : Practicing voodoo within New Orleans city limits is a fineable offense, so try to keep any magic rituals to a minimum when visiting the city.