INVASIVE TURTLE SPECIES FOUND IN LAKE MACQUARIE

An American species of turtle, traded illegally as pets, has made its way into the wild at Lake Macquarie.

The Department of Primary Industries is taking the threat to the ecosystem seriously, calling on Caves Beach residents to help track the reptiles down.

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Madison Scott is a reporter and producer with NBN News who has a passion for people and sharing the stories that matter most. She started her career in TV, after completing a Bachelor of Journalism at Queensland University of Technology. After producing for Nine News in Brisbane, Madison reported for Nine in Toowoomba, before she made the move down to Newcastle's NBN.