There are many invasive species living in Florida. Some include the air potato vine, the Brazilian Pepper Tree, and the Burmese Python (FWC). These invasive species are only a few of the massive amount in the United States. Invasive species in Florida, and anywhere else they could be, all have a huge impact on our ecosystems, environments, and sometimes, lifestyles. Some are deadly, some are annoying, and some pose a huge threat to everything and anything when included in a chain reaction.
The air potato vine was introduced to Florida in 1905 (B. Rice). It was sent to Florida from Africa and/or Asia, where it was used for food (B. Rice). It was then used for gardening by Floridians despite being informed that this particular plant grew rapidly and almost out of control (B. Rice). The air potato vine can cover sizable amounts of trees, shrubs, and plants in general …show more content…
They are native to India and South America (J. Inacurci).They have very few competitors (FWC) so they could easily overpopulate. These snakes pose a threat to both humans and to the pets of humans (FWC) these are included in their few competitors, along with alligators (FWC). Being such large snakes, it is recommended by animal control to let a professional handle these snakes (Mike), as they are a huge threat to humans and other animals, if threatened.
These are only a few of the many invasive species inhabiting Florida as of today. Some pose minor threats and some pose enormous threats depending on their affects, diet, predators, etc. Some come from pets brought from around the world while others could escape from somewhere, or even be set free accidentally. All of these invasive species have a way of being dealt with, just as they have an impact, it’s how we deal with them. Smart or not, it will all have an