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September 15, 2006

CBP takes on those motherf***ing snakes

Filed under: Humor — by Christian Beckner on September 15, 2006

Somebody at Customs and Border Protection has a good sense of humor about their job. Here’s a CBP press release from earlier today:

Snakes On the Plains! Pythons and Boas ‘Apprehended’ by U.S. Customs and Border Protection

SWEETGRASS, Mont., Sept. 15 — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers here “apprehended” five snakes Monday after being refused admittance into Canada at the adjoining port of Coutts, Alberta. A 24-year-old male U.S. citizen was attempting to enter Canada via automobile with the snakes in pillowcases when Canada Border Service Agency officers discovered he did not have the required export certificate.

The three Ball Pythons and two Red-Tail Boas are protected under the Endangered Species Act and require a Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) permit to export protected species….

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September 19, 2006 @ 3:38 am

[...] While some Canadians seem to have overdone the Homeland protection bit, others haven’t lost their sense of humor. [...]

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