Wednesday, May 18, 2011
The Webs We Weave
This blog has a history with spiders. And, with animal smuggling (here and here, for example). Thus, there is no way I was going to pass up this story. Yes, you can guess the gist of it. A German national has been found guilty of illegally importing spiders, tarantulas in particular, into the United States. Among his merchandise was the protected Mexican red-knee variety. I guess it is a good business, except for the part that involves six months in jail and a $4,000 fine.