Fish and Wildlife Service holds a fire sale

Uncle Sam is having a clearance sale, and it’s heavy on genuine cobra-skin boots. Also, python boots. Ostrich boots. And stylish footwear made from lizard, eel and kangaroo. The Wall Street Journal reports that they all have to go as the federal government cleans out the National Wildlife Property Repository, a vast warehouse crammed with 1.5 million miscellaneous items containing bits of creatures great and small. All the goods in the warehouse have been seized at ports of entry by agents of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for violating laws regulating international trade in wildlife.

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