Crack down on subspecies crosses Queensland

Discussion in 'Australian Snakes' started by andynic07, Apr 16, 2014.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. andynic07

    andynic07 Very Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2012
    Messages:
    3,861
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    Marsden
    It appears that the authorities in Queensland are starting to enforce the rules around hybrids as I have heard of someone getting fined and snakes being confiscated. Has anyone else heard of this happening?
     
  2. gozz

    gozz Subscriber Subscriber

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2007
    Messages:
    2,124
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Australia
    About time
     
  3. butters

    butters Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2008
    Messages:
    647
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Brisbane
    Is it subspecies crosses or species crosses they are targeting. I can't see them chasing someone with intergrades.
     
  4. andynic07

    andynic07 Very Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2012
    Messages:
    3,861
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    Marsden
    I do not know if it is an actual crack down or a one off and not sure even what species or subspecies they were. Just seeing the fallout of cheap snakes and he told me that he was done.
     
  5. PythonLegs

    PythonLegs Very Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Messages:
    1,020
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Weipa
    Bout time..hope its legit.
     
  6. Bart70

    Bart70 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2013
    Messages:
    568
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Port Macquarie, NSW
    Neither can I.....Given they are naturally occurring and not the result of somebody crossing two species.
     
  7. andynic07

    andynic07 Very Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2012
    Messages:
    3,861
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    Marsden
    Bear in mind it is not illegal to own a hybrid or mutation but it is illegal to knowing breed a hybrid or mutation.
     
  8. Retic

    Retic Almost Legendary

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2004
    Messages:
    8,284
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sydney
    Isnt this a case of shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted LOL. Take all this out of the hands of the wildlife authorities and treat them as what they are, pets.
     
  9. PilbaraPythons

    PilbaraPythons Very Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2004
    Messages:
    2,293
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Pilbara Region W.A.
    That would be good Boa in a perfect world where everybody could be trusted lol
     
  10. longqi

    longqi Very Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2009
    Messages:
    2,903
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Bali indonesia
    Bit different for you though Boa
    They are not native animals up your way

    Where they are a native animal they deserve some level of protection even if their conservation use in future is highly doubtful and many are treated as family pets
     
  11. Exactly. Although boa is correct about the stable door, he has never understood the connection between management of pet reptiles in an extremely reptile-rich environment, and the self-limiting effects of the environmentally ruined and climatically adverse reptile desert into which he has chosen to return. That's not to say that the management of reptile keepers here in Oz is anything but chaotic and ineffective either...

    Ashley, just once in a while it would be nice if you said something positive about reptile keeping in Australia instead of the constant sideswipes you seem compelled to make about reptile keeping in this country. You've made your choice to go back to the UK with all the reptile treasures you covet, be happy with that (I'm sure you are) and try not to sound so superior. If Australia had the same climate as the UK across its length and breadth, you'd probably have to find something else to poke your stick at.

    Jamie
     
  12. Fuscus

    Fuscus Power Seller Power Seller

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2003
    Messages:
    7,897
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    In the ironically named sunshine coast, surrounded
    The easy answer to this is look at the number of threads that start with "Help! My snake has escaped".

    I know of one who cross bred waters python with a morelia species ( which if I was asked, I would have said couldn't happen ). He did the right thing and declared them. The animals were seized but I don't know if he was fined.
    I think that crosses between different subspecies are legally OK, QLD only has a single code for Morelia spolita. I strongly suggest that you actually ask DERM before doing so. Personally I keep the subspecies separate.
     
  13. andynic07

    andynic07 Very Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2012
    Messages:
    3,861
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    Marsden
    I have heard of that cross as well and that person is a member on here but I will not say who it is.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  14. eipper

    eipper Very Well-Known Member APS Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2007
    Messages:
    2,252
    Likes Received:
    51
    Location:
    SEQ
    Melbourne zoo crossed fuscus and spilota in the late seventies. Well and truly before Nathan did it.
     
  15. Rogue5861

    Rogue5861 Very Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2013
    Messages:
    1,143
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Marion SA
    Ive heard they are about to do the same in SA. That goes for any morelia crosses not just the apparent "loop hole".


    Rick
     
  16. Retic

    Retic Almost Legendary

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2004
    Messages:
    8,284
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sydney
    I have not suggested they shouldnt be protected but for them to come under the protection of the wildlife authority is ridiculous, they should be covered by a different section altogether. Pets and native animals are very different.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Hi Jamie, how have you been?
     
  17. champagne

    champagne Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2013
    Messages:
    600
    Likes Received:
    1
    looks like all the cross bred morphs just became ''pure''. All this is going to do is make everyone lie about what they are breeding... I would ask them to prove it in a court of law it was a cross before handing anything over.
     
  18. Retic

    Retic Almost Legendary

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2004
    Messages:
    8,284
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sydney
    It will achieve nothing. Just another example of throwing their weight around. If they were serious about it they would have done something at the start not now.
     
  19. Ah, you know Ash, life goes on... and on... and on... :)! Although there was a bit of good news last week - Neil Simpson's appeal against his heaviest ever fines & costs awarded in NSW was dismissed by the judge, so he has to fork out the initial nearly $40k plus I presume the costs of his appeal, which would be very substantial. But as we all know, it's easy come, easy go for him.

    Nice vipers you have there - does anyone keep the English adders over there Ash? I understand they're a bit challenging to keep long-term?

    J
     
  20. champagne

    champagne Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2013
    Messages:
    600
    Likes Received:
    1
    exactly even when the south Australian parks and wildlife went after the bredli jag clutch, they admitted they had nothing to prove it was a cross in a court of law so they purely throw their weight around and the breeder crumbled at the threats... I would of been good if they did something at the start to stop the jag crosses but too little to late I'm afraid. All it will do now is just make all the breeders list everything as pure, which will wreck the hobby for other keepers that only want to keep pure species or want nothing to do with the whole jag or zebra craze and the problem ''sibs'' that come with it.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page