Our elected officials have some unique ways to protect the public. For example, did you know that if you wear a cowboy hat to a movie theater, you could be breaking the law? Indeed, it is a crime to wear a hat that obstructs people’s view in a public theater or place of amusement in the state of Wyoming.

Amazingly, there are many more laws, still on the books, that are even weirder. And if you think the laws of the land are crazy here in Wyoming, consider our neighbors in Montana, who are strictly prohibited from raising rats as pets.

To determine which state has the strangest laws in the mountain west, we put our crack staff of google educated experts to the test. Of course, ignorance of the law is not a defense, so let's find out how many of these state statutes you know.