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10 Weird Arizona Laws You Won’t Believe Existed Arizona

Over the years, there has been a fair share of weird Arizona laws. From funny, to dumb, to absolutely absurd, read on to see 10 weird Arizona laws you had no idea still existed.

1. It is Illegal to Hunt Camels


Okay, so back in the day, there were camels in Arizona. These days, if you see one, it’s probably someone’s pet or at a zoo. Neither is conducive to hunting anyway.

2. If You Cut Down a Cactus, You Might Go to Prison for 25 Years!

Arizona prides itself on preserving the west and all of the things that make it unique. Cacti are a particularly fragile symbol of the west — some types of cacti, like the Saguaro, take 75 years to grow their first arm! Whether or not prison time is on the table, you’ll definitely be facing a hefty fine if you’re vandalizing one of these fellas.

3. Donkeys Can’t Sleep in Bathtubs

It looks like this one is a myth, but if this was something you were considering, we’re a bit worried anyway.

4. Don’t Even Think About Refusing Someone a Glass of Water!

Again, no punishment seems to loom for disobeying this fabled law. But, with that notorious Arizona heat, can you blame whoever crafted this myth?

5. In Tucson, Women Are Prohibited From Wearing Pants

This law obviously hasn’t endured to the present day, but you’ve got to wonder what the original lawmakers were thinking when they passed this one…

6) No Horses on the Stairs of the Prescott County Courthouse

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It hardly seems like the best location for a ride anyway. But that’s Prescott for you.

7. If You Steal Soap in Mojave County, Lather Up Until the Bar is Gone

Washing away your sins, perhaps? Why are you stealing soap anyway?

8. No More Than 6 Girls Per Household in Maricopa County

Historically, this law was used to combat the formation of brothels. Present-day, there’s no need to worry about being punished for this one – unless of course, if you’re running a brothel.

9. You Can Only Defend Yourself From an Attacker if You Have the Same Weapon

Thankfully this is not enforced. Imagine if your attacker is using a lightsaber – you’d be screwed!

10. Don’t Bother the Bullfrogs or Cottontails

Apparently this was a hard-hitting issue at one point… As for the present day? We’ll leave you to take your own chances. But if you do bother bullfrogs or cottontails, then the consequences are your own fault.

Cheyenne Reed

Cheyenne Reed was born and raised in Ohio. She recently relocated to rural Wyoming to try out working at an exclusive guest ranch. She graduated from Kent State University with an English degree, and most enjoys writing about travel. If she has free time, you may run into her anywhere, because she is always itching to explore new places. Her personal motto is, "Any day can be an adventure if you make it one!"

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