Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission: Reporting Invasive Species Extremely Important

By  //  September 22, 2019

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snap a picture so biologists can verify the species

When a concerned citizen reported a nonnative Asian water monitor lizard in the area, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission team was able to quickly capture and remove the animal from the wild. (FWC image)

FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION – When a concerned citizen reported a nonnative Asian water monitor lizard in the area, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission team was able to quickly capture and remove the animal from the wild.

Reporting invasive species is extremely important because it can prevent a new species from becoming established and threatening our native ecosystem.

If you see a nonnative species, such as a monitor lizard or large constrictor snake, contact the FWC Exotic Species Hotline at 888-Ive-Got1 ASAP.

Reports of other species can be sent online at IveGot1.org or on our IveGot1 smartphone app.

If possible and safe, please snap a picture so biologists can verify the species.

CLICK HERE to learn more about how to report invasive species.

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