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Discussion in 'Australian Freshwater Turtles for Sale' started by Lachlan powell, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. Lachlan powell

    Lachlan powell Hatchling Turtle

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    I was looking through Reptiles Downunder and to my shock there was exotic turtles for sale. Isn't this illegal?
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    Rodney Hatchling Turtle

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    Hi Lachlan. The possession and sale of all non native reptiles is illegal in Australia for hobbyists. The advertisements are probably a scam. I have seen similar advertised on Gumtree.

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    They usually ask for a deposit but never get back to you. Definitely a scam. You'll notice that they're targeting the eastern coast of Australia, one in QLD, one in NSW and one in Victoria. Even if they get a $20-$50 deposit from just 10 people they've won. It's not like the buyers can report it to anyone as it is illegal to buy exotic animals here.
     
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    Lachlan powell Hatchling Turtle

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