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RE: PA Fish and Boat Commision and evolution

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Posted by: deathstalker at Wed Oct 9 06:09:26 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by deathstalker ]  
   

My girlfriend and I were at the August 3rd Hamburg show, and indeed, the Water Conservation Police busted two, maybe three, vendors for having Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix.

The reason is because they did/do not distinguish between subspecies. Simple as that, and quite the bull. We were right beside the WCP when addressing Kevin Brown/The Hibernaculum (left side when You walk in). A few tables down, a vendor with exclusively A. c. contortrix--and clearly WC...whether legally caught on the way up (-presumably) or not, that was quite the lack or morals and ethics which infuriated a few of Us--had them ALL taken away, and there was a good half-dozen or so. I believe a third vendor (also on the left side (...), but all the way down on the inner corner) was addressed although I don't recall seeing Agkistrodon contortrix sspp. at his table...?

It would be nice if these "retarded" WCP were actually educated because as We should All know, A. c. contortrix is quite distinguishable from A. c. mokasen, and a good few vendors in (personal) defense of Kevin Brown and the others spoke this among Ourselves (no; I'm not a vendor, but I know one quite well, and We were All talking afterward), and they all attested they have never seen a A. c. mokasen at the Hamburg show in its 23 years.

"Government.....(look under retarded in the dictionary)"

More like bureaucratic, and simply ignorant/naive.
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