The alligator snapping turtle is one of the largest freshwater turtles in the world.  It’s a carnivore that feeds primarily on fish, smaller turtles, crayfish, and mollusks (mussels and snails), but occasionally eats juvenile alligators, small mammals, ducks, amphibians, carrion, fruit, and acorns. 

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The common snapping turtle is a large freshwater turtle. Adult snapping turtles are large, 20-37cm in carapace length, and males are larger than females. They are omnivorous. In early spring, when limited aquatic vegetation exists in lakes and ponds, they may primarily eat animal matter, however, when aquatic vegetation becomes abundant, they become more herbivorous. 

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Feral pigs are environmental and agricultural pests. They cause damage to the environment through wallowing, rooting for food and selective feeding. They destroy crops and pasture, as well as habitat for indigenous plants and animals. They spread environmental weeds and could spread exotic diseases.

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The smallmouth bass is a small predatory fish, reaching up to 60mm in length and 2kg in mass. It is an olive to coppery-yellow colour above, with darker olive vertical stripes and a dusky white underneath. Breeding usually occurs in early summer in shallow waters. Smallmouth bass has caused a decline in indigenous species through environmental degradation and predation.

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The tokay gecko is a nocturnal arboreal gecko, ranging from northeast India, Bhutan, Nepal and Bangladesh throughout Southeast Asia and the Philippines to Indonesia and western New Guinea. It feeds on insects and small vertebrates. Males are very territorial and will attack other male tokays and other gecko species, as well as anything else in their territory.

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