Tag: invasive species

231 Burmese Pythons Removed From Florida Everglades During 2022 Python Challenge

231 Burmese Pythons Removed From Florida Everglades During 2022 Python Challenge

Past winner Dustin Crum, won $1,500 for capturing the longest snake, which measured 11 feet 0.24 inches. [...]
Cottonmouth Snakes Are Eating Burmese Pythons In Florida Everglades

Cottonmouth Snakes Are Eating Burmese Pythons In Florida Everglades

Scientists have confirmed at least two cases of adult Florida cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus conanti) snakes eating young Burmese pythons. [...]
215 Pound Burmese Python Removed From Florida Everglades

215 Pound Burmese Python Removed From Florida Everglades

Since the launch of the conservancy’s python program in 2013, more than 1,000 pythons weighing more than 26,000 pounds have been removed from 100 squa [...]
Watergum Australia Launches Cane Toad Bust

Watergum Australia Launches Cane Toad Bust

Cane toads are an invasive species in Australia with population estimates at more than 2 billion. [...]
Cane Toads Discovered On Taiwan And Officials Are Trying To Eradicate Them

Cane Toads Discovered On Taiwan And Officials Are Trying To Eradicate Them

Conservationists think people began breeding them after the 2016 ban and offspring have since escaped or been released into the wild. [...]
Invasive California Kingsnake Decimates Native Reptiles On Gran Canaria Island

Invasive California Kingsnake Decimates Native Reptiles On Gran Canaria Island

A very big reason why you should secure your enclosures and never release your reptiles into the wild. [...]
2021 Florida Python Challenge Nets 223 Snakes

2021 Florida Python Challenge Nets 223 Snakes

The 2021 Florida Python Challenge saw hunters remove 223 of the invasive Burmese pythons (Python molurus bivittatus) from south Florida during the 10- [...]
Cousins Capture 16-foot Burmese Python 3 Hours North Of Everglades National Park

Cousins Capture 16-foot Burmese Python 3 Hours North Of Everglades National Park

A 16-foot Burmese python (Python molurus bivittatus) was apparently sunning itself on private property when Aaron Brown and his mother spotted the rep [...]
Florida FWC’s Python Dogs Bag First Invasive Burmese Python

Florida FWC’s Python Dogs Bag First Invasive Burmese Python

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced that its latest efforts to “sniff” out Burmese pythons on public lands in south Florid [...]
Florida Python Hunters Break Record For Largest Python Captured

Florida Python Hunters Break Record For Largest Python Captured

Ryan Ausburn and Kevin Pavlidis last week captured the largest Burmese python (Python bivittatus) ever taken from the Everglades. The reptile measured [...]
South Carolina Documents First Argentine Black And White Tegu In The Wild

South Carolina Documents First Argentine Black And White Tegu In The Wild

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources announced today that it has captured an adult female black and white tegu  (Salvator merianae) in L [...]
Green Iguanas Found In The Wild In Singapore And Thailand

Green Iguanas Found In The Wild In Singapore And Thailand

The common green iguana (Iguana iguana), once the most popular lizard with reptile keepers and native to Mexico, southern Brazil and Paraguay, has bee [...]
5,000 Burmese Pythons Removed From Everglades

5,000 Burmese Pythons Removed From Everglades

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, in conjunction with the South Florida Water Management District announced that 5,000 invasive B [...]
USARK Challenges Florida’s New Law On Reptile Keeping Restrictions

USARK Challenges Florida’s New Law On Reptile Keeping Restrictions

The United States Association of Reptile Keepers (USARK) is challenging a new law signed last month by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis that places restricti [...]
Spotted-Thighed Frog A Threat To South Australia Native Species

Spotted-Thighed Frog A Threat To South Australia Native Species

The spotted-thighed treefrog (Litoria cyclorhyncha), an amphibian that is native to southern Western Australia has made its way to South Australia by [...]
Potential Record Breaking Burmese Python Caught In Florida Everglades

Potential Record Breaking Burmese Python Caught In Florida Everglades

A Florida state contracted python hunter has captured and euthanized an estimated 17-foot, 150 lb. Burmese python (Python bivittatus) in the Florida E [...]
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