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After the McKinlay fieldwork was complete for 2001, we ventured east into Arnhem Land to find a dwarf population of freshwater crocodiles. We strongly believe these crocodiles are very susceptible to cane toads, and are very likely to disappear once cane toads take over the area. With the cooperation of the local aboriginal community, we captured several crocodiles and brought them back into captivity to help establish a breeding program as a backup in case the wild population cannot survive the initial onslaught. Once on display to the general public, they will hopefully raise awareness of the effect that invasive species can have for both wildlife and people. [article courtesy NT News]

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