Razor-sharp sawfish snout seized from Regina airport
Animal on list of endangered species
A Saskatchewan man tried to bring an extra set of teeth back from Australia, but got into trouble when they were from an endangered species.
Canada Border Services Agency seized the tooth-studded snout of a freshwater sawfish, called a rostrum, from a man returning to Canada this May via the Regina International Airport.
The sawfish rostrum is a couple of feet long and has sharp teeth sticking straight out on either side. Freshwater sawfish are listed as endangered species in Australia and under international trade acts.
Border Services wouldn't say whether the rostrum was to be used as a decoration or a weapon. Environment Canada is investigating.