City in Florida votes to remove invasive ducks labeled as destructive

Muscovy ducks – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Maria Grin Muscovy ducks are primarily black and white with red coloring around their eyes. The Winter Park City Commission decided unanimously on Wednesday for a measure to send them on their way. The Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission (FWC) classifies these Muscovy ducks as an invasive

Green iguana causes ‘large scale’ power outage in Florida city

Green iguana sitting by lake — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: Lacey Lin Photography Officials in a South Florida city said an iguana was at fault for causing a “large scale” power outage this past week. Beach Electric Utility crews responded to the pesky outage on Wednesday afternoon in Lake Worth, Florida. “[Lake Worth Beach]

Florida teen wins the top prize after catching 28 pythons during annual challenge

Burmese Pythons in the Everglades, FL – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Heiko Kiera A 19-year-old man from the Sunshine State accomplished a great feat by capturing 28 Burmese pythons during a 10-day competition created to spread awareness about the serious threat invasive snakes pose on state ecology. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife

Lawns are being torn apart by wild hogs in Florida

Group of Wild Hogs Running – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by WildMedia Wild hogs are destroying the Florida neighborhood of Sun City Center, acting aggressively towards residents and digging up lawns. WFLA-TV reports the hogs are likely attracted to the area due to the large amount of mango trees, which provide food, as well as

A Florida county has been overrun by huge African land snails

Giant African Land Snails on Human Hand – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Olena Kurashova The Sunshine State’s Pasco County has been under quarantine for over a week, thanks to an increasing population of invasive, disease-carrying giant snails.  The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has confirmed that the enormous African land snail,

The biggest python ever found in Florida weighs a whopping 200 pounds and is 18 feet long

Burmese Python in the Everglades – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Heiko Kiera According to National Geographic, researchers used another python as bait to coax the largest Burmese python ever spotted in Florida out of its hiding place in the Everglades. The enormous snake is a female that measures nearly 18 feet long and weighs

Giant flying Joro spider multiplying across the East Coast could soon invade Florida

Joro spider, a type of orb-weaver spider native to Japan — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Dave Hansche Americans living on the East Coast may soon find themselves facing an invasion of giant flying spiders. Large enough to cover the palm of your hand, the Joro spider is quite intimidating. But will these creatures pose a problem

Giant invasive Burmese pythons are slithering their way up Florida

Burmese Pythons — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Heiko Kiera Following several years of close speculation, invasive Burmese pythons have been spotted making their way up north in Florida. “We have finally, unhappily, sighted a Burmese python in the interior of the refuge,” University of Florida wildlife professor Frank Mazzotti, who heads Fort Lauderdale’s Croc Docs research team,

Florida eradicates giant snail that can eat houses and give humans meningitis

Giant African Land Snail – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Kurit Afshen Despite its small size of 8-inches, it’s a master of disaster. This snail can give you meningitis all while eating the stucco off your house. But it has officially been eliminated from Florida once again.  On Wednesday, officials announced that the giant African

Florida has a Coyote problem, and it’s only getting worse

Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay Florida is known for its diverse wildlife—most of which is constrained to the confines of the Everglades. But just because we can’t see what’s out there, doesn’t mean we don’t know it exists. Thanks to documentaries, wildlife photographers, and preservation teams, Florida’s wildlife is well documented and preserved enough to