Hermit crabs in puerto Rico.

Jacobchinarian

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I am on a vacation in Puerto Rico and I found a hermit crab that I have been caring for the past few days. I was wondering I I could legally bring him back to Michigan. The airline we will be using is us airways.
 

Mat

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I am on a vacation in Puerto Rico and I found a hermit crab that I have been caring for the past few days. I was wondering I I could legally bring him back to Michigan. The airline we will be using is us airways.
No.

Simple answer - you need permits to bring anything live back into the US, and the animals need to pass inspection on arrival.
 

jebbewocky

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Puerto Rico is in the us.
No it isn't. It's a US owned territory, but is not within the US.
Plus, Michigan law specifies that any exotic animal has to have a permit--which, technically you would need to bring it from out of state even, like OH or IL.
It's often ignored, and usually not enforced, but it is on the books.
 

Gnat

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no reason to bring it back. you can get the same crab back home in a pet store. they are all wild caught crabs, they cant be bred in captivity
 

Acro

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"they are all wild caught crabs, they cant be bred in captivity"

Sad, but true...
 

Matt K

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You may find that bringing anything alive in luggage or on person through an airline may go unnoticed, but can bring you shocking consequences if it is discovered- and they get better at finding things every week. Ask yourself- is it worth the risk?
 
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