A man who tried to smuggle three snakes across a border in his socks is facing jail for violating wildlife regulations.
Chaoyi Le, 28, is facing up to five years in a US prison after he admitted trying to smuggle three western hog-nosed snakes into Canada by concealing them in his socks.
He initially claimed he found the snakes in a New York park, but later admitted that he purchased them for around $500.
He also mailed snakes to China from the US on the same day.
Mr Le is due to be sentenced at the end of the month.
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