People who have exotic pets they can no longer handle will have a chance to do what is best for the animals during Nonnative Pet Amnesty Day; an effort to keep unwanted exotic pets out of Florida’s native ecosystems.
Creepy, Crawly, slithering things that don’t belong in South Florida are all around us. As CBS4 Special Contributor Ron Magill of Zoo Miami discovered… there are toads, rats, birds, Crocodiles and Iguanas that are “Invaders Among Us.”
Here is where you will find some of the most unusual pets in South Florida: Underground Reptiles, Exotic Aquariums, Mary’s LB Pet Store, and Simbad’s Birds & Pets.
Wild hogs, Burmese pythons and prairie dogs all have one thing in common: they are non-native species that have torn up Florida’s landscape. An upcoming Exotic Pet Amnesty Day is looking to curb the trend of pet owners releasing these unwanted pets into South Florida backyards.
In South Miami-Dade County, Cheeky the tiger is among two tigers, a bear, a white wolf, a black wolf, a panther and other animals kept at the Everglades Outpost, a conservation facility.