Man Fined For Selling Wildlife

Man Fined For Selling Wildlife

Posted: 2021-11-15 13:00:22 By: thebay

A Burk’s Falls area man has pleaded guilty to possessing and selling Wildlife.

David Ennis of Burks Falls pleaded guilty and was fined $1,000 for unlawfully selling a midland painted turtle, $500 for unlawfully offering to sell a snapping turtle, $500 for unlawfully possessing a gray treefrog and $250 for unlawfully possessing a northern watersnake.

In addition to the fines, all of the equipment used to house the wildlife was permanently forfeited.

Justice of the Peace Kathleen Bryant in a Parry Sound Court heard that on October 7, 2019, a conservation officer received information from Canada Post regarding undeclared wildlife that were ineligible shipping items. As a result, an inspection was completed at a business facility run by Ennis. Two snapping turtles, two northern watersnakes and one gray treefrog were located during the inspection. Through investigation, it was determined that David Ennis additionally offered to sell two midland painted turtles and two snapping turtles.