legality question

legality question

Postby shamroth » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:02 pm

Would I be right in assuming that emperor scorpions are illegal in the western cape?
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Re: legality question

Postby lexer » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:20 pm

hello.

Pandinus imperator is a protected scorpion. He is on the list of WA II.
but if the scorpion comes from a breed, it should not be illegal ...

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Re: legality question

Postby Westley Price » Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:46 am

Hi shamroth

I am pretty sure they are illegal along with tarantulas.

But you are allowed to go out and catch your own Parabuthus ;)
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Re: legality question

Postby Bushviper » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:03 am

Illegal is a relative term. You do require permits for them in Cape Town and it is an open question whether they will give you one.
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