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New Florida Predator Needs to Be Stopped Now Before Problem Worsens
The University of Central Florida Forum
Opinion series by faculty, staff and students of UCF
The Nile crocodile, unlike the American crocodile or alligator, does not try to elude humans. Being an apex predator, it welcomes the challenge from other animals and does not go down without a fight. They can grow up to 18 feet and lay 25-80 eggs just two months after mating.
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Pythons, Kitties, and Snails, Oh My! : Invasive Species Taking Over the Everglades
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.
Best-selling author and psychotherapist. www.stephaniesarkis.com
Invasive species have increased in the Everglades at an alarming rate. Pythons tend to get more headlines, but little guys like the island apple snail and Asiatic clam can cause just as much damage to the ecosystem.
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