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This is Iggy the iguana. She's over 4 ft long, and likes to sun herself on this palm tree. We live in the Florida Keys (zone 11) but feel like we're in Jurassic Park! They're invasive and prolific here, eating plants, flowers, and digging into seawall structures. They do a lot of damage. Not cute!
Javelina/Pecccary plural: Peccaries.
These are the most aggravating things around here. They dig up cactus and eat the roots..and most other flowers too. They are sometimes called Skunk Pig....because they have such a bad odor. Their eyesight is not great but, they have good hearing.
White-tailed deer, a native species that has become invasive in urban areas. Protected from being hunted, they boldly browse with impunity, decimating gardens, cleaning out bird feeders, and generally making pests of themselves.
White-tailed deer with newborn fawn. In the woods, where they belong, they're lovely creatures. When they invade your yard and garden and eat everything in sight, they're pests. They have become invasive in urban settings.
Brown Anole, Central Florida. These lizards will eat the beneficial Green Anole.
Cuban Frog in our birdhouse...Central Florida zone 9b.
Green Iguana, Iguana Iguana, rapidly expanding invasive exotic in the Florida Keys, photographed in Key West, Florida
Australian Pine, Casuarina equisetifolia, Category I invasive on FLEPPC list, photographed in Marathon, FL
My Family don't like it when these Snakes Invade our Garden.
This sight is enough to scare a person to death.
Eastern fox squirrel (Sciurus niger) peeking in window, to Siamese kitten's (Lily) surprise.
Eastern fox squirrel (Sciurus niger), raiding the sunflower feeder (with baffle).
Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) on Snowdrop (Galanthus elwesii) Neither of which are native to North America, Photo taken in Clarksburg, NJ
This is "Geronimo" the Squirrel
Box Tortoise is multiplying in my back yard. This is a male called "Diablo". He just came out of winter Hibernation ... you can see the muddy shell.
Rescued Kona Nightingales.
Wild Burro from West Hawai'i Island, retiring to an easy life in Puna.
Feral animals often have a grim life up on the mountain in Hawai'i.
This is at Humu 'ula, during drought stricken times.
Grey Squirrell, Sciurus carolinensis, is one of the most successful invaders ever in the UK, probably only surpassed by the Brown Rat in terms of its almost total success in colonising a non native environment. Back to the contest main page.