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Invasive species: A growing threat to the US

We're all aware of threats to our national security, but there is one very important war being waged that you might not know about. The survival of our economy, environment and eve our health hang in the balance.

We're talking about "invasive non-native" species. These animals, plants and microbes cause more damage in the U.S. than all natural disasters combined!

The U.S. Fish and WIldlife service describes invasive species such as the Burmese python, gray squirrel and cane toad as "infiltrators" that invade and cause harm to native ecosystems.

Dr. Mark Hoddle, the Director of the Center for Invasive Species says it's the creatures you can't see that are the most dangerous to our environment. He says many of the tiny invaders hitched a ride on unsuspecting tourist. He says the best defense against these species is to make sure the don't come into the country.

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