Invasive Species News
Man-Eating Nile Crocodiles Found in Florida
Florida can now add man-eating crocs to its growing list of invasive species . Researchers from the University of Florida have confirmed that three Nile crocodiles were captured near Miami, and there may be more out there in the wild. University of Florida herpetologist Kenneth Krysko and his
On the Hunt for Wild Burmese Pythons in Florida
It's believed these giant snakes have taken over the Everglades so hunters compete to capture them in exchange for cash.
Tropical Frog's Shrill Mating Song Keeps Southern California Residents up at Night
An invasive species of tiny but loud frogs has been keeping residents in Southern California up at night. The coqui frog, a small tree frog native to Puerto Rico and more recently Hawaii, has established populations in Southern California, much to the dismay of the locals thanks to the males'
Armed Oregon Militiamen Speak Out From Occupied Refuge
Ammon Bundy and Lavoy Finicum are part of the group that occupied a federal wildlife refuge.
18-Foot-Long Burmese Python Weighing 133 Pounds Caught in Florida Everglades
A massive female Burmese python -- 18 feet 3 inches long and 133 pounds heavy -- was recently discovered and caught in the Everglades National Park in Florida, according to U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) officials. The "big gal" is not a record-breaker, though she's only three inches shy of the
Galapagos Volcano Eruption Threat to Wildlife Small Compared to Man-Made Issues
The eruption of a mile-high volcano on one of the Galapagos Islands this week has triggered concerns for the fragile and world-renowned ecosystem on the remote islands. But volcanic activity isn’t the biggest threat to the region made famous by Charles Darwin’s studies on evolution, according to
How These 3,000-Plus Invasive Goldfish Are Threatening a Whole Colorado Lake Ecosystem
Colorado wildlife officials say they believe someone dumped four to five pet goldfish in a Boulder lake about two years ago, and they have now multiplied to over 3,000 to 4,000 fish. Because the goldfish are a non-native species, they threaten Teller Lake #5's entire aquatic ecosystem, Colorado
Hawaii Pounded by Iselle
Why getting lashed right now by the first two major store take a look at the radar showing you sell beginning to move over the islands right now and then there's. Julio getting stronger the Pacific behind it and we're just getting in new pictures you can actually see trees down wet roadways on the
Fungus-Spreading Beetle and Other Invasive Species
The tiny redbay ambrosia beetle is causing giant problems for the Everglades, spreading a fungus that has killed trees across Florida's wetlands. The beetle is from southeast Asia and likely arrived in a shipment of wood packing material, according to The Associated Press Whatever the preferred
12-Foot Python Trapped In Barbecue Grill By Florida Residents
Residents in Florida City, Fla., trapped a 12-foot long Burmese python in a barbecue grill on Thursday night. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s venom unit responded to the call from residents and captured the python at around 10 p.m. last night, according to Arnold Piedrahita Jr., public information officer