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[Squirrels] [Florida] Big bucks in flying squirrel sales.
Posted by: GGD
Date: October 20, 2020 01:09PM
But illegal.

[www.cnn.com]

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Florida officials say several people charged in flying squirrel trafficking operation

(CNN)At least seven people have been arrested and charged in an "elaborate organized enterprise" to smuggle Florida's flying squirrels -- protected wildlife in the state -- and sell them, investigators announced Monday.

Up to 10,000 traps were set up across the state to capture the flying squirrels and as many as 3,600 of the animals were shipped overseas within three years "to be sold as exotic pets for hundreds of thousands of dollars," the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) said in a news release.

The investigation started last year after the commission received an anonymous tip about people illegally trapping flying squirrels in one Florida county, the release said. The animals were illegally captured by poachers across several counties and sold to a dealer. The animals were then laundered through the business of the dealer, "who claimed they were captive bred," the commission said.

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Re: [Squirrels] [Florida] Big bucks in flying squirrel sales.
Posted by: hal
Date: October 20, 2020 01:27PM
"Flying Squirrel Trafficking Ring" will be the name of my next band
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Re: [Squirrels] [Florida] Big bucks in flying squirrel sales.
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: October 20, 2020 02:14PM
Hire Russian Immigrants to hunt them ?
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Re: [Squirrels] [Florida] Big bucks in flying squirrel sales.
Posted by: GGD
Date: October 20, 2020 02:31PM
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cbelt3
Hire Russian Immigrants to hunt them ?

Moose will protect squirrel.
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Re: [Squirrels] [Florida] Big bucks in flying squirrel sales.
Posted by: samintx
Date: October 20, 2020 03:01PM
I just deported 3 TEXAS Squirrels of some variety this week.
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Re: [Squirrels] [Florida] Big bucks in flying squirrel sales.
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: October 20, 2020 04:35PM
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samintx
I just deported 3 TEXAS Squirrels of some variety this week.


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Re: [Squirrels] [Florida] Big bucks in flying squirrel sales.
Posted by: pdq
Date: October 20, 2020 10:02PM
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GGD
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cbelt3
Hire Russian Immigrants to hunt them ?

Mooos vill protect skvirrel.

Fixed that for you.
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Re: [Squirrels] [Florida] Big bucks in flying squirrel sales.
Posted by: btfc
Date: October 20, 2020 11:33PM
My first flying squirrel sighting was as a kid, maybe eight or nine. It was in the winter, under a full moon, and they were jumping from tree to tree outside of my bedroom window. I could see them perfectly. It blew my mind.
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Re: [Squirrels] [Florida] Big bucks in flying squirrel sales.
Posted by: freeradical
Date: October 21, 2020 12:17AM
Rodents that can fly.

Great...RollingEyesSmiley5
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Re: [Squirrels] [Florida] Big bucks in flying squirrel sales.
Posted by: hal
Date: October 21, 2020 06:35PM
(psssst - no one tell freeradical about bats)
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Re: [Squirrels] [Florida] Big bucks in flying squirrel sales.
Posted by: freeradical
Date: October 21, 2020 07:02PM
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hal
(psssst - no one tell freeradical about bats)

Chiroptera
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Re: [Squirrels] [Florida] Big bucks in flying squirrel sales.
Posted by: hal
Date: October 21, 2020 08:34PM
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freeradical
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hal
(psssst - no one tell freeradical about bats)

Chiroptera

too late!
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