Thursday, July 06, 2006
Back in January 2005, the ISW posted about the Gambian pouch rat (Cricetomys gambianus) invasion in the Florida Keys. Now the Miami Herald is reporting that an eradication program is underway to remove the rodents from Grassy Key and one other island. The big concern at this point is that the giant rats, if not dealt with, will eventually manage to reach Key Largo or even the Florida Everglades and beyond. The current eradication method of choice: traps with poison bait.
Labels: animals, Florida, Gambian pouch rats, mammals, rodents
This is a good example of why Carl Hiassen will never run out of material.
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