Asian swamp eels spread in the Everglades

Photo: Leo G. Nico, USGS

For a crayfish in the Florida Everglades, its worst nightmare is three feet long, dark brown, and pure muscle, with a mouth like a vacuum that sucks up nearly everything it can find — tiny fish, small shellfish, turtle eggs, and frogs.

It’s called the Asian swamp eel and the slippery beasts have become an increasingly problematic invasive species in the delicate Everglades ecosystem.

LINK (via Miami Herald)

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