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Florida continues to amaze with new invasive species: Arapaima

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Not enough to have Nile Crocodiles and Burmese Pythons running loose.

They recently discovered an Arapaima, a huge catfish like predator that eats everything in sight and can grow to 10 feet and 400 pounds.

Any other lesser know invasive species not mentioned?

How do we manage/control these things? Are there bounties on invasives?

What's Florida's strategy and what do you think it should be?

Florida Has a New Invasive Species. And It Is Big—and Ugly (msn.com)

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There should be open season and bounties paid for these so people can get after them.
 

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To be fair, they only found a dead one. But that would be pretty bad for Florida if true. Those things could devastate the sport fishing in their lakes and rivers.
 

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Not enough to have Nile Crocodiles and Burmese Pythons running loose.

They recently discovered an Arapaima, a huge catfish like predator that eats everything in sight and can grow to 10 feet and 400 pounds.

Any other lesser know invasive species not mentioned?

How do we manage/control these things? Are there bounties on invasives?

What's Florida's strategy and what do you think it should be?

Florida Has a New Invasive Species. And It Is Big—and Ugly (msn.com)

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WTF is that thing? I’ve seen that there are a ton of Argentinian Tegus in FLA now. That’s another invasive species that is thriving there.
 
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