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Yes, Linda, quite right…. But, as Clive mentions in his article that he links to above… How long does it take for an introduced species not to be introduced? The opuntias were brought to Europe in the 16th century! And the mongoose introduced to Spain even earlier but its still introduced but not on the invasive list like the prickly pear is…..
Breathe and try to be nice to people 🙂