Parcel inspection dog “Cosmo” sniffs out Citrus Canker, keeps it out of California

Alameda County parcel inspection dog “Cosmo” and handler Lisa Sampson recently worked together to detect an unmarked package of limes from Florida at an Oakland US Postal Service facility. The shipment was found to be infected with Citrus Canker.


These are the limes. Citrus Canker is a bacterial disease of citrus trees that can cause premature leaving and fruit drop. It is prevalent in Florida but is not established in California.

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