Monday, June 28, 2004

Florida is in deNile

The News-Press has another article about the Nile monitor lizard (Varanus niloticus) eradication program currently in effect in Cape Coral, Florida. So far biologists have caught and euthanized about 60 of the estimated 500-1000 lizards thought to be living in the city. The first ISW post about this was back in July 2003 (unfortunately that older article is no longer available on the web). Also from The News-Press is this article about a temporary reprieve for other exotic animals in Lee County, including iguanas (Iguana iguana) and peacocks (Pavo cristatus).

Thanks to a member of the ALIENS-L listserver for posting a link to the story.

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