Friday, August 31, 2018

"$40,000 Insect and Lizard Theft Was an Inside Job, Police Say"

NYT:

Three current or former employees are suspected of stealing thousands of insects and lizards [from the] Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion.

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The police have contacted the suspects and are searching their homes in hopes of finding surviving insects. It is difficult to know which creatures were stolen because the thieves also stole the logs used by the pavilion to keep track of the insects.

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“I really don’t think the perpetrators realize the severity of what they were doing,”

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a six-eyed sand spider, one of the most venomous of its kind in the world, is still missing.