Friday, January 12, 2007

Croc Update

Man fined over crocodile luggage | | The Australian

A MAN has been caught trying to smuggle a luggage-load of animals, including a crocodile, into China.

The animals secreted in his bags included a crocodile, six snakes, 46 turtles and tortoises and 11 flying squirrels, the government said.

The man was caught on Monday when he arrived on a flight from Thailand at Hong Kong.

The crocodile was identified as a highly endangered species. The man was also transporting three keeled land tortoises, black pond turtles, radiated tortoises and true tortoises - all endangered species, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said.

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