Monday, January 31, 2011

Florida Man arrested over roaches

Florida - A Florida man was arrested after he allegedly purchased 500 illegal cockroaches through the Internet. Derek Alan Rader allegedly forged a permit giving him permission to purchase the roaches, although it was unclear what he intended to do with them. Blaptica dubia are a native of South and Central America, and are considered an invasive species in Florida, which officials said has the largest number of roach species in the United States. The roaches, also called the Guyana Orange Spotted Cockroach, are considered a gourmet reptile food because of their soft shells and high protein content.  More…

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