Hide that smelly hide

Did you know it is illegal to own a snail in California? Well, before you go turning in neighborhood kids and SpongeBob Squarepants for illegal gastropod possession, check out some of the other wild and random laws existing in our fair city of Chico.

Law - Municipal Code Chapter
It is illegal to own a green animal hide or one that gives off a noxious odor - 9.24.010
You can’t throw straw in a manhole - 9.22.010
Domestic fowl can’t graze in any public street - 9.44.030
People can’t plant gardens in any publicly owned alleys - 9.44.040
Playing baseball in the streets is strictly prohibited - 9.26.010

Information from and the city of Chico website.