Scott Fisher, File
September 8, 2005
First year: 1950s
Established status: Populations are confirmed breeding and apparently self-sustaining for 10 or more consecutive years.
Estimated Florida range: 67 counties At least 10 years
Statewide trend: Stable
Threats to natives: Red foxes are notorious for destroying sea turtle nests, and they may similarly impact other species.
Species Account: Introduction may have been natural or human influenced. Species now occurs throughout the state. Hazard to humans as a vector of disease, notably rabies.