The burmese python is one example. Normally found in South and Southeast Asia, these reptiles are now spread out over the Florida Everglades, after being released or escaping from exotic pet owners or zoos. They are becoming the dominant predator competing with the alligators and threatening endangered birds and other species – including the alligators themselves. To make things worse, it’s not the only species of escaped invasive reptiles that have been found there – there are more pythons, an anaconda, and a monitor lizard.
Good question, Cadence. When introduced species flourish so much that they becomes a pest and threaten the area, they are known as an invasive species. There are actually a lot of these everywhere, but here is a list of the invasive species of North America. One particular invasive species that I have seen myself when visiting family down south, is Kudzu.
Here is a picture of its are of infestation:
And here is a picture of the plant covering a landscape:
Hope this helps!
One is the Emerald Ash Borer. This little beetle thing kills Ash trees, when it burrows inside of them. There are many areas all over the midwest that have just had to cut down every ash tree to prevent the spreading.
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