Illegal Boa Constrictor Trade in Australia

in Environmental Threats

Between 2000 and 2010, over 150 boa constrictor snakes were either stolen, surrender or seized by Customs in Queensland and New South Wales.

In addition, there were incidents where Customs seized 12 Burmese pythons in two parcel boxes that were sent from Sweden, and 29 corn snakes in two parcels boxes from the United Kingdom.

Source: Rosslyn Beeby, “Snakes in the post constricting biodiversity,” Camberra Times, October 11, 2011. 

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