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A Canadian man plead guilty in Michigan federal court earlier this week after being tried for smuggling dozens of live turtles across the US-Canadian border - in his pants.

Kai Xu, a 27-year-old University of Waterloo student, was stopped by the Canada Border Services Agency as he attempted to make his way into Ontario last August.
According to court documents, Xu was stopped when an active officer "noticed irregularly shaped bulges under Xu’s sweatpants on both his legs." It was then when authorities found 41 live snapping turtles strapped to his legs and an extra 10 secured between his thighs. (Which is a little too close for comfort, if you ask me.)
Among the 51 turtles confiscated, the agency was able to find several North American varieties, including eastern box turtles, red-eared sliders, and diamondback terrapins - many of which sell for as much as $800 each.
Allegedly, Xu would routinely order these turtles online, ship them to America, cross the border to pick them up, and then ship them within Canada and overseas to China. As it's currently illegal to export wildlife from the United States, Xu could serve up to 10 years in prison for his crime.
The turtles remain in government possession, and so far, reports have yet to detail what will happen to them next. I, however, hope that they are inspired by the fight for justice and dedicate the rest of their lives to taking down bad guys with impressive ninja-like agility. (Yes, all 51 of them.)

What do you guys think? Does Xu deserve 10 years in prison? Do the turtles deserve a group trip to Disney World?

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I don't condone putting snapping turtles in the pants, unless I dislike you...then you can crotch those bitches....from now on I will utilize the phrase "turtle mule"....but I do think 10 years is rather ridiculous. at least 3 of those species are indigenous to Canada also. not like he's approaching school children "Hey kid want some turtle?" it's the good stuff...we cut it with fire newt.....
this story was wild from beginning to end...
@petname83 LMAO Your comment is winning so hard. It's true. I feel like 10 years is a little strict. I wonder how hard it is to actually get licensed to transport animals over borders or if that's something that's just out of the question.
@shannonl5 I was debt free before college. Student loans...smh
I feel like this money was going to be used for tuition. College will make a person consider some ridiculous stuff. I hope they let him off with a warning or probation. Glad the turtles are okay.
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