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Subject: When and why were animals introduced into Hawaii?

Date: Mon Mar 13 13:53:17 2000
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I am researching both the introduction of the mongoose to Hawaii and rabbit to 
Australia.  Both deliberate and disasterous (I understand).  I believe that 
the mongoose was introduced in 1883 as a predator for another animal previously 
introduced by man.  However, as one animal was nocturnal and the other 
diurnal this didn't work and the mongoose made inroads on the native species.

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