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Old 01-13-2011, 12:18 AM   #41
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Wow that is creepy. That story sound like an urban myth kind of tale, but it was only second-hand for you so it sounds like it really did happen like that.
No, no I trust the young man implicitly and have no reason to question the authenticity of his story. Raids on importers of other animals have even been done, similar to a SWAT raid for things like non-native crayfish as Andrew pointed out. Even reading it in a reputable newspaper seems surreal I must admit.

Still, for an overburdened and underfunded agency I guess they keep their feelers out for the worst offenders trafficking in the most dangerous organisms, in Texas case crayfish, apple snails and Salvinia molesta.
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