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Tag: invasive species

a group of animal, plants or insects that is not from that area originally and can be bad for the local ecosystem

capybara

Capybara in Florida?

It seems that almost any animal can make a go of it in Florida. Florida has some of the best zoos in the world because of its weather. This means a large % of living creatures can survive in our sub-tropical climate without risk of freezing or baking (like they would n a desert environment). […]

24 Jul
2018
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tegu lizard photo courtesy Florida Today

Tegu Lizards in Brevard County

The Tegu lizard is a large reptile that can grow to be 3-4 long. It’s native land is Argentina, South America. They have been spotted in South Florida for years but apparently have made their way up the state and are now being spotted in small numbers in Brevard County. Lats year there was big […]

14 Jun
2018
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Pests that are Invasive Species to Central Florida

We’ve all heard that we are surrounded by “invasive species” before. But, what exactly does “invasive species” actually mean? Basically it means a plant, animal or fungus that has spread to an area by human activity. The implication is that this activity is harmful because the life form is introduced into an environment artificially and […]

26 Apr
2018
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Brevard Pests

Most Common Bugs in Florida Part 1

If you live in Florida you already know we have a large selection of bug species. Some people come to Brevard as tourists and are truly amazed with all the different types of bugs that we have. It is no wonder why the bugs love it here with temperatures that are warm most of the […]

12 Feb
2018
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The Invasion of the Lionfish

Florida is certainly no stranger to invasive species.  We have all kinds of frogs, snakes, monkeys, lizards, and insects that have been introduced over the years.  Some, such as the python, causes some real issues.  Others seem to take their place in the Florida ecological system without doing much damage.  But there’s one invasive species […]

18 May
2015
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An Invasive Species

In several of the major shipping ports in the Eastern United States, customs officials have announced they have recently found shipments containing an extremely destructive stowaway:  the Khapra Beetle.  They have been found in shipments in New York, Virginia and Atlanta, as well as in cargo at the DFW airport. As Floridians, we certainly understand […]

10 Apr
2015
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