|FWC targets illegal online exotic-animal sales|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
From pythons to zebra finches to puffer fish, it isnít difficult to find unique creatures for sale online.
But the Internet is host to a vast, unregulated black market where breeders sell creatures big and small with no oversight or inspections by wildlife officials.
That means buyers have no way of knowing whether their exotic birds, fish or lizards on Craigslist are carrying diseases or come from a safe and healthful environment.
To combat such sales, Florida wildlife investigators recently went undercover posing as buyers looking for exotic animals.
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