Baby snapping turtles for sale online?

OSWEGO, NY — On July 13, Environmental Conservation Officer Greg Maneeley investigated a report of a person offering native baby snapping turtles for sale in the town of Albion in Oswego.

Tracking the source of a Craigslist ad, Officer Maneeley successfully located the individual offering the protected wildlife for sale.

The female subject was ticketed for the unlawful possession of wildlife and unlawful commercialization of wildlife.

The turtles were seized and released back into a suitable wild habitat.


DEC news release, July 25, 2018