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07-16-2005, 08:03 AM
I have seen people shipping snakes through Ups but in there listing of Items they will not carry it clearly says any type of snake venomous or non. So do they just mis-lable as a lizard? I thought that mis-labling a package was a felony.

Jim O
07-16-2005, 09:20 AM

Yes, mislabelling a package containing a live animal may indeed be a violation of the Lacey Act. With USPS it certainly is a felony to label a package containing snakes as containing lizards and they will likely prosecute you if you are caught.

ON the other hand, some shippers have an agreement with UPS to ship snakes despite their "policy".