Top 4 Animals Invading the United States

Invasive animals in the United States are causing ecological and economic losses to the country.  Here are the top 4 animals invading the United States:

Feral Swine

They're destructive to the nation for certain reasons. Russian boars spread diseases to humans and animals. Gardens, lawns, trees, fences, aircraft, vehicles, motorcycles, and other items are damaged by them.

According to a recent report, more than 6 million feral swine in the United States are increasing the rate of destruction and becoming a threat to various endangered plant species and humans.


Many people have cats as their pets in their homes. But these cats are playing an essential role in invading the country and are thus categorized as one of the most invasive species in the US.

According to studies, household cats kill 6.3 to 22.3 billion animals and 1.3 to 4.0 billion birds annually. The IUCN has recorded 33 current mammal, bird, and reptile extinctions caused by free-ranging cats, or 14%.


Nutria is commonly known as swamp rats, swamp beavers, coypu, Argentine beavers, South American beavers, and river rats. Freshwater marshes are nutria's preferred environment.

Nutria are also invasive animals, so, therefore, they cause various damages. They have a reputation for contaminating water and causing a variety of diseases in both animals and people, including septicemia and tuberculosis.

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