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Invasive Species: Human Introduction

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Humans have long been vectors by which invasive species travel to new habitats. Some of these species have been intentionally introduced by humans while others have been an accidental introduction.

All of the following are intentional introductions of invasive species EXCEPT

A

the English introduction of the red fox to Australia for sport hunting.

B

the Polynesian introduction of stowaway rats to Hawaii via ships.

C

the Belgian introduction of water hyacinth to Africa for ornamental pond decoration.

D

the American introduction of Burmese pythons to the Flordia Everglades by residents who wanted to be rid of pets.

E

the American introduction of Monterey pines to New Zealand for commercial timber.