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A luna moth (Actias luna). Photo by Flickr user magnolia1000 via a Creative Commons license.
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Deceased drug lord Pablo Escobar imported hippopotamuses to his estate in the Columbian countryside. Other animals imported for his personal zoo have been relocated, but the hippos continue to wreak havoc in the region.
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Fisher cats -- in the weasel family, but larger, at up to 13 pounds -- are becoming a nuisance in some urban areas.  They are great climbers and slip easily into tunnels, so find plenty of small animal prey in urban settings. Photo credit: Flickr user Property#1 via a Creative Commons 2.0 license.
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