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BULLFROGS

Most wild bullfrogs are escapees from frog farms.

QUAGGA MUSSELS

These tiny mussels don't have legs, but they're excellent hitchhikers and your boat might be their next ride.

ASIAN FLYING CARP

You won’t need a rod and reel for these fish, but Asian Flying Carp are an ongoing threat, not a good day's catch.

YELLOW STAR THISTLE

This stuff is toxic to cattle, useless to wildlife, and is taking over ranches.

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BULLFROGS

Bullfrogs escaped from frog farms where they were being harvested for restaurants. They joined many other exotic creatures in the wild that were dumped by pet owners. Unfortunately, pets are often released into the wild when they've grown too big, too hard to care for, or because owners mistakenly think it will be better for the pet. But dumping pets not only violates wildlife regulations, it threatens our native ecosystems by introducing new predators. Remember, it only takes one mating pair of bullfrogs or pet turtles to start a new population.




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