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Dumped terrapins endanger Lake District ducks

6 August 2013 Last updated at 20:49 BST

Abandoned pet terrapins in Cumbrian rivers are posing a threat to native wildlife, with some even biting the legs off ducks, a rescue centre has warned.

Wetheriggs Animal Rescue and Conservation Centre has reported an increase in the dumped reptiles and fears native wildlife could be at risk.

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