16 February 2012
How much damage could one invasive species do?
How much damage could one invasive species do? A lot. In Florida, introduced Burmese pythons are wiping out some mammalian populations. How much? A recent study found that "populations of raccoons dropped 99.3 percent, opossums 98.9 percent and bobcats 87.5 percent. Marsh and cottontail rabbits, as well as foxes, were not seen at all."