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Posted by Bill Moss on October 16, 2002 at 12:21:00:
In Reply to: Re: Herpetofauna laws of Michigan & crocodilian shipping posted by boiga on October 08, 2002 at 13:24:30:
You'll need and ESA permit for selling and trading common caimans across state lines. You will have a very difficult time getting this permit. Likely the fact that you want to breed them (for any reason) will not do it. The importers are being denied permits too. My thought is that you would have to have some institutional ties to be considered.
You can get more information about the permit process at the US Fish and Wildlife site.
:Thank you for your response Raven, what type of licence is it I need to posess, what qualifications do I need, and how and where do I apply? With this licence would I be able to ship nation wide?
:Are there any other crocodilians that are listed on this list as well? Or any other reptiles in general? Sorry for my ignorance I don't know much about it.
:Thank you for your responses, they are really appreciated. :)
::Well, because spectacled caiman are now listed as an invasive species, and are listed on the endangered species list by default (simalarity of apperance to caiman yacare) they can not be sold across of state lines.
::So, you may be able to legaly purchase one in your state, or get one for free as an adoption out of state, but purchasing, or selling one over state lines without the proper lisances, is a violation of the lacey act - and a serious criminal offense. I dont know what getting one legaly into canada would entail -
::So, mabe center on breeding dwarf caimans (who are still legal here in the states) if you are interested in propagating crocodilians -