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    Odd question of the day...maybe year

    Does anyone know if it's illegal to send venomous insects through the mail?



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    Re: Odd question of the day...maybe year

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    Does anyone know if it's illegal to send venomous insects through the mail?
    Yes, it is.

    But I'll correct myself, the post office in my building downtown does not allow animals to be shippded

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    Re: Odd question of the day...maybe year

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    Does anyone know if it's illegal to send venomous insects through the mail?
    It begs the question; Why are you asking?



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    Re: Odd question of the day...maybe year

    Here's the deal:

    My son (8) is a budding entomologist, and all of our friends know it. A friend in Montana found a black widow on her property. It's on its last leg (pun intended) and she asked if we would want it.

    My inclination is that it would be OK to mail it if it's dead, but I'm not sure.



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    Re: Odd question of the day...maybe year

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    Does anyone know if it's illegal to send venomous insects through the mail?
    I thought Chizik was fond of taking a limo?



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    Re: Odd question of the day...maybe year

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    Does anyone know if it's illegal to send venomous insects through the mail?
    Dunno. Probably depends on who's receiving it.

    Suggest you contact an entomoligist @ Georgia Tech. Or, Richmond.



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    Re: Odd question of the day...maybe year

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    Here's the deal:

    My son (8) is a budding entomologist, and all of our friends know it. A friend in Montana found a black widow on her property. It's on its last leg (pun intended) and she asked if we would want it.

    My inclination is that it would be OK to mail it if it's dead, but I'm not sure.
    I think that's okay, but I'd be little conerned about the venom with your boy messing with it even if it is dead?



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    Re: Odd question of the day...maybe year

    I'm thinking I'm going to have to call the post office.

    That should be a fun conversation.



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    Re: Odd question of the day...maybe year

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    I'm thinking I'm going to have to call the post office.

    That should be a fun conversation.
    Let us know what you find out. You've got me curious now...



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    Re: Odd question of the day...maybe year

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    Here's the deal:

    My son (8) is a budding entomologist, and all of our friends know it. A friend in Montana found a black widow on her property.
    Was she homeless or how'd she end up on your friend's property?



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    Re: Odd question of the day...maybe year

    Quote Originally Posted by Blandboy View Post
    Was she homeless or how'd she end up on your friend's property?
    It was weird, she was walking around holding a red hourglass near her stomach. No idea about what happened to her husband.



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    Re: Odd question of the day...maybe year

    Quote Originally Posted by Blandboy View Post
    Was she homeless or how'd she end up on your friend's property?
    My guess would be she crawled

    Sorry couldn't resist.



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    Re: Odd question of the day...maybe year

    Mental note: Never open mail from isucyfan....



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    Re: Odd question of the day...maybe year

    Quote Originally Posted by nickcyv View Post
    My guess would be she crawled

    Sorry couldn't resist.
    Or just dropped in.



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    Re: Odd question of the day...maybe year

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    Here's the deal:

    My son (8) is a budding entomologist, and all of our friends know it. A friend in Montana found a black widow on her property. It's on its last leg (pun intended) and she asked if we would want it.

    My inclination is that it would be OK to mail it if it's dead, but I'm not sure.
    A black widow in Montana? I didn't think they lived that far north.



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