Ghost Orchid Busters!
One of the Florida Fish and Wildlife  K-9 handlers was called to the scene of a crime in progress… people digging up plants at a state park. Stealing plants? Seriously?! These thieves were after a super rare plant, the ghost orchid! The only place in the world you can find these are in south Florida and Cuba.
When K-9 Susan arrived on scene and sniffed out a bag containing stolen ribbon orchids and one ghost orchid, the thieves were cited, and the plants were safely returned to their state park home.
This is an incredible once-in-a-lifetime case for our officers!
PS: Ghost orchids are so rare that a book was written about a real-life theft ring in Fakahatchee Strand Florida State Parks titled “The Orchid Thief.”
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