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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Mar 26, 2013
Location: DeLand, Florida

Animal: Alligator Snapping Turtle, Pythons, Lizards, Turtles
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Animal health issue, Legal/illegal issue
Species: Reptile

Summary: A man was charged with tampering with physical evidence, failure to allow inspection of captive wildlife, and failure to provide his turtles with a basking platform after the man prevented officers from entering his home and tried to hide some of his reptiles. Florida Wildlife Commission officers found an alligator snapping turtle, a protected species which requires a permit to possess, inside of a washing machine along with other "legal" reptiles such as pythons, lizards and other turtles.

Source: Click Orlando.com

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