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Small Asian Mongoose (Herpestes javanicus), Big Island, Hawaii

In an attempt to control a rising rat populations, in 1883 Small Asian Mongoose, originally from India, were introduced to the Big Island. They have spread widely and are today a major threat for endemic species, such as Hawaiian geese.

Year: 2016

From album: Nature reserves in Hawaii

Photographer: Peter Prokosch

Tags: fauna

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