Invasive species slithering around Florida
Almost 140 invasive species of reptiles and amphibians have taken up residence in Florida, competing with native wildlife for territory and food. Some have been slithering and crawling around the Sunshine State for years, while others — like veiled and Oustalet’s chameleons — have become prevalent recently. Here are the top invaders: (Read related article)
Sources: EDDMapS; Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC); Frank J. Mazzotti, University of Florida. Images by FWC, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department. The Washington Post.