The 65-year-old says he felt a 'nip' from the python that had escaped from his neighbor's apartment through the drain.
Artists and a team of volunteers are constructing a traditional Iraqi building out of phragmites, or reeds, at a nature preserve in Pennsylvania.
Guitar-maker Fender says it's phasing out swamp ash, a storied wood used by rock legends like Jimmy Page and Keith Richards that could soon disappear.
Goldfish may look small and cute in your home, but releasing them into your local stream or lake is a bad idea. Just ask Washington state.
At least 27 states have reported finding mysterious shipments of seeds from China. The USDA on Tuesday warned people against planting the potentially invasive or harmful specimens. A scientist told The New York Times that in addition to invasive species, the seeds could contain pathogens or insects. Visit Business Insider’s […]
Several people across the US have reported receiving packages marked as jewellery that actually contain mysterious seeds from China. Some Utah residents told Fox 13 they received small packages with Chinese writing indicating that the items were jewellery, but they contained unidentified seeds. Officials in Virginia and Kentucky told residents […]
https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php The owner of a luxury leather business in Florida is selling face masks made from python skin. Pythons are an invasive species in Florida, and hunters are allowed to kill them humanely to cull the population. The python-skin masks sell for $US90, and quickly became one of the owner’s […]
Argentine black and white tegu lizards, which can grow up to four feet long and weigh more than 10 pounds, are an invasive species in Georgia. The reptiles can reproduce quickly, have few predators, and are posing a major threat to some of Georgia’s protected species. Georgia Department of Natural […]
Asian giant hornets, known by their horrifying nickname “murder hornets” have been spotted for the first time in the US. As the world’s largest hornets, these insects can grow up to two inches long and are capable of slaughtering entire colonies of bees and even killing people. Up to 50 […]
The US is currently being colonised by monster insects called “murder hornets.” They are officially called Asian giant hornets, and have never been spotted in the US before this year. YouTuber Coyote Peterson showed us what a sting actually feels like in a video uploaded to YouTube in 2018. Peterson […]
Record-breaking heat in Florida is attracting green iguanas, so much so that homeowners are now encouraged to kill the invasive species on their property. Green iguanas are not native to Florida and are considered an invasive species. The reptile is not protected under the state’s anti-cruelty law. “Iguanas can also […]
China is building a $US1 trillion network of roads, railways, and sea routes that spans four continents. A new study claims that the project could accelerate the spread of invasive species, including hundreds of birds, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals. This could have severe financial and environmental consequences. Few infrastructure projects […]
A 17-year-old boy named Alex Childress suffered third-degree burns after encountering giant hogweed while working at a landscaping job near Spotsylvania, Virginia. Giant hogweed, an invasive plant, was recently discovered in Virginia for the first time. Giant hogweed sap can make skin extremely sensitive to the sun, leading to third-degree […]
Giant predatory worms are invading France. The worms are part of a group of species called hammerhead flatworms, which originated in tropical Asia. The worms have gone largely unnoticed for close to two decades, according to scientists. When an amateur naturalist kept digging up strange, flat-headed worms in his garden […]
Goldfish may look small and cute in your home, but in the wild, it’s a different story. Releasing them into your local stream or lake is a bad idea. Following is a transcript of the video. Right now, Washington state is fighting of an invasion! The culprit? Goldfish. Yup, you […]
Ticks found on an Icelandic sheep in New Jersey last November were identified as East Asian longhorned ticks. These ticks can carry a deadly virus known as SFTS and may also be able to transmit Lyme Disease and other pathogens. The ticks survived the winter and have survived efforts to […]
New Jersey health officials got an unpleasant surprise when they found a sheep infested with hundreds of ticks from an East Asian species that can clone itself. The ticks are from the Haemaphysalis longicornis species, an invasive pest that has been known to appear in such numbers that they have […]