Scorpions at Charles de Gaulle Airport – level 2

09-10-2015 07:00

Customs officers at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris seized 115 live scorpions.

The scorpions were travelling from Cameroon in Africa to the USA. There, people were going to sell them on the Internet.

The scorpions are from a protected species. Luckily for the customs officers, this species is not dangerous to humans.

This incident is not the first one. In 2014, French customs seized almost 14,000 live animals.

Difficult words: customs (the place where your bags are checked when you travel abroad), seize (to take something offficially), species (a type of animal).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

What do you think about the scorpions?

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