.10 Conditions for Release.

A. Except as provided in §B(2) of this regulation, a reptile or amphibian that has been captively produced or that is not native to Maryland may not be released into the wild.

B. A person may release an individual of any species or subspecies of reptiles or amphibians taken from the wild back to the wild if:

(1) It was not held in captivity with any other reptile or amphibian and it was not held in captivity for more than 30 days; or

(2) The person has obtained prior written authorization from the Department.

C. Release of an individual reptile or amphibian under §B of this regulation shall occur at or near the point of capture.