Thursday, 15 March 2012
Meet the 'cane toad of turtles'
The red-eared slider turtle, one of the world’s most invasive pests, has been discovered in a NSW waterway.
DPI invasive species strategy officer Nathan Cutter said the dangerous pest could carry disease and adversely affect native wildlife.
“The turtles pose a serious threat to aquatic biodiversity,” Mr Cutter said.
“It is often compared to a fox, myna birds and cane toads in terms of its invasiveness and the ability to devastate native ecosystems.”
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