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Brahminy Blind Snake

UF IFAS Extension Office Sign

Perhaps while working in your yard you have come across an animal that looked very much like an earthworm… but not quite… have you considered it might be a snake?  Next time, take another look…. Read More

Polk County’s Invasive Amphibians (Webinar Opportunity)

close up of a Cane Toad

Join UF/IFAS Extension Agent, Shannon Carnevale, to learn about cane toads and Cuban treefrogs. Invasive species, like cane toads and Cuban treefrogs, are species that (a) are nonnative to a specified geographic area, (b) were… Read More

Nonnative Lizards in Central Florida

Close up photo of a large green iguana

Plants and animals that live outside of their native ranges as a result of human activity are known as nonnative species. Although not all nonnative species become invasive, those that do have the ability to… Read More

Living with Florida Black Bears

Bear crossing sign adjacent to a highway in Ocala, FL

Florida black bears, Ursus americanus floridanus, currently inhabit 45% of their historic range but bear sightings are on the rise. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) estimates there is currently a robust bear population with… Read More