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Terrapin dumping causes problems for conservationists

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A TV craze during the 1990s prompted many fans to get exotic terrapins as pets.

But in the years since the success of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, many owners have dumped them in the wild, causing problems for conservationists.

Tim Muffett reports.

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