Destructive Giant African Land Snails Officially Eradicated From FloridaThe fight to get rid of the giant African land snail in South Florida has been long and slow, but Wednesday, the state announced Florida has won the battle with the invasive pest.
Large, Invasive Toxic Cane Toads Enjoy Summer Nights In South Florida & Threaten Your PetsSouth Florida's recent heavy rain sets the perfect mood for giant toxic toads to breed. They’re called Cane toads, or Bufo toads, and the invasive species can be deadly for cats and dogs.
Florida's New Invasive Species Is A 10-Foot Long River MonsterFlorida is already in a battle with dangerous and invasive species like the Burmese python, green iguana and lionfish and now there's a new predator in the state called the arapaima, a fish that can grow up to 10 feet long and weigh hundreds of pounds.
Officials: More than 21,500 Lionfish Removed From Florida Waters During Annual 'Lionfish Challenge'More than 21,500 lionfish were removed from state waters in just over five months through the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s fifth-annual “Lionfish Challenge.”
Invasive Snail Which 'Could Cause Serious Health Implications' Found In Miami-DadeA horntail snail, an invasive pest common in India, has been found in Miami-Dade County, spurring agriculture officials to start a program to prevent the possible spread of the species, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said Thursday.
Scientists Test Traps To Control Invasive, Destructive LionfishThe voracious lionfish are invaders with huge appetites, flashy stripes and a mane of venomous spines are a problem in the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico and the East Coast almost to Virginia.
Drones Could Help Fight Florida's Invasive Species, WildfiresDrones could be deployed in state efforts to manage invasive species and address wildfire threats, under a proposal unanimously approved Wednesday by the Florida House.
Gov. DeSantis To Expand Efforts On Eliminating Pythons From Florida EvergladesPythons have been terrorizing South Florida for several years, but Gov. Ron DeSantis' announcement on Wednesday could help crack down on the invasive species.
Python Hatchlings Found For First Time In Florida KeysFor the first time in the Florida Keys, wildlife officials say Burmese python hatchlings have been discovered.
Killer Nile Crocodiles In Florida? Experts Say It's PossibleThe Burmese python may no longer be Florida's scariest invasive species.
Successful Snake Hunt Shines Light On Florida's Python ProblemAfter a monthlong snake hunt, the 106 Burmese pythons captured in Florida may not put a dent in the invasive species' growing numbers, but wildlife officials said Saturday that doesn't matter as much as the awareness they bring to the state's environmental concerns.
Efforts Continue To Rid South Florida Of Giant African Land SnailsNew information Tuesday on the battle to get rid of invasive and destructive Giant African Land Snails out of South Florida.
DNA Tool Helping Biologists Find Elusive Or Invasive SpeciesWhen salmon, salamanders or other aquatic animals shed skin cells, they leave behind traces of their DNA in the water, like clues left behind at a crime scene.
Smart Phone App Will Help Blow Whistle On Invasive SpeciesA scientist has developed a smart phone application to help keep track of invasive species.
Massive Python Discovered Eating Neighborhood CatsPolice were called to find the 12-foot-long, 120 pound Burmese python in a bush next to a dead cat.