Re: NANFA-L-- FW: turtle poachers arrested in Alabama

Mysteryman (
Wed, 27 Apr 2005 11:20:34 -0700

> The seven Alabama people arrested caught more than 7,000 Sliders, River
> Cooters, Mud, Musk, Painted and Box Turtles. An additional 30,000 pounds of
> Common Snapping Turtles and 2,500 pounds of Softshells also were caught.
> Conservation department officials said the "vast majority" of the turtles
> were
> legally caught and sold, but about 340 were illegally caught and sold in
> violation

I guess I don't get it. Which of these turtles are illegal? Is it that
the species are illegal or the capture method or the transporting or
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