Taking Fingerprints from Snakes- Crimestoppers

Feb 27, 2012
The Reptile Report
by Robyn

The Reptile Report - Fingerprints have been lifted off exotic snakes and lizards for the first time by NSW Police, after a two-year operation uncovered almost 200 reptiles in suburban homes in Sydney, Australia.

Dawn raids by police and officers of the Environment and Heritage Office were carried out last week on three addresses across the city.

The houses had been converted specifically to keep the reptiles and were likened to hydroponic drugs houses – they looked like normal homes from the outside but were set up for alleged illegal trade.

Forensic experts fingerprinted the reptiles at the site of one of the homes.

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