Eradication isn't the only option for invasive species

There's more than one way to deal with invasive species. And, in some cases, "wipe them out" might not be the best option. In fact, research shows that invasives can be helpful, as well as harmful, and sometimes the environments they end up in are able to adapt to them.

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  1. Nuke 'em from orbit isn't an option?

    Perhaps we can nuke Florida as a test case?

  2. I've always been a big fan of the "eat them solution". Not sure how that would fly with cane toads, is the poison in the skin/glandy bits like with other toads? Or are they just butt nasty and not worth the effort?

  3. mwiik says:

    I'm picturing a whole new line of McDonalds' Invasive Flying Fish sandwiches. mmm.

  4. We've been invaded by the brown marmorated stink bug here in Maryland. Their top three characteristics? They fly. They stink. They love to get inside your house.

    I'm firmly on the side of eradication.

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