The creatures of the Galapagos Islands have lived a mostly charmed existence for millions of years, but when an invasive species threatens to upset the natural order, Darwinian mechanisms ignite. Because the invaders happen to be Russian mafia on holiday, feelings are hurt, and body parts are sorely tested. No animals were harmed in the making of this story. Mike Di Paola lives in New York and writes a column on the environment for Bloomberg News. On a recent jaunt to the Galapagos he witnessed both unfathomable beauty and unconscionable behavior. All the proceeds from this e-leaf will be donated to Fauna & Flora International.