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A man in Collier County was arrested for keeping wild animals as pets

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A man in Collier County was arrested after authorities stated he had kept an exotic pet as a pet in violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

Ariam Rodriguez Diaz, 30, has been charged with a second misdemeanor of protected animals, according to an arrest report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

FWC officials answered calls from Collier County EMS and Collier County Sheriff’s Office after finding two white-tailed deer at their home in block 2800, 38th Southeast, Collier County.

According to arrest reports, two white deer were illegally transported from Ohio across the border.

The area is north of Pikiyun Strand State Forest Campground.

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In addition to the two deer, wildlife authorities have also found 15 migratory birds, including the Painted Bunting, Rose-breasted turtle, Cardinal, and Mockingbird, which violate the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

Diaz has also been accused of possessing two illegal bird traps.

Diaz told authorities that all the animals on the premises belonged to him.

He has also been accused of keeping Canadian geese without proper cage requirements.

Diaz was booked in a prison in Naples.

A man in Collier County was arrested for keeping wild animals as pets

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