A stuffed polar bear at the Pittsburgh Museum of Natural History is okay. But trying to sell one on Craigslist is not. Photo: Ambergris on Flickr
Almost anything may go on Craigslist but trying to sell stuffed endangered animals is a bad idea.
A Pacifica man found out the hard when when he pleaded guilty in federal court to selling taxidermy mounts of endangered animals, according to SF Gate.
James Dickson admitted he sold a stuffed polar bear, an American bald eagle and a Siberian tiger using the San Francisco-based website Craigslist.
A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service undercover agent responded to an ad Dickinson placed on Craigslist offering a stuffed polar bear for $6,500.
Dickson warned the undercover agent that it was illegal to own a polar bear in the US, according to prosecutors.
But that did not stop the 57-year-old from offering the agent an illegal black bear.
How much does a black bear go for? About $3,800 on Craigslist.
Dickinson admitted to selling several other animals on the site as well. His biggest catches were a Kodiak bear that he sold for $14,000 and a Siberian tiger that he sold for $15,000.