Turtle Invasion

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:13 pm on 14 December 2015
A red-eared slider turtle.

A red-eared slider turtle. Photo: 123rf

They're pesky critters and they're taking over Auckland waterways.

Red-eared slider turtles are on the list of the world's 100 most-invasive species.

The species originally came from southern United Sates. One woman who knows a lot about them is Angie Harvey.

She's an 'aquatic nanny' of sorts, and runs the West Auckland Fish and Turtle Rescue.

Angie talks to Jesse Mulligan about these waterway invaders.

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