Kansas isn’t the only place where native wildlife is suffering at the jaws, shells, claws and roots of invasive species.
In the Florida/Bahamas area invasive lionfish are gobbling up so many native reef fish it’s often hard to find the latter where they were once very common only a few years ago.
Complicating the problem of eradication are the fish’s long, poisonness barbs over much of their body.
Other research I’ve done has shown they are tasty, though. It’s also speculated they got their start in the Caribbean when a hotel washed out a huge salt water aquarium and let the residue wash out to sea.