Exotic Species Reporting Hotline

Become a citizen scientist and help us manage nonnative species! Did you see an animal not native to Florida? Take a picture, note the location and report it to FWC through our Exotic Species Reporting Hotline:

Call 1-888-IVE-GOT1 (1-888-483-4681)

* If you call outside of business hours (M-F 8:30-4:30) please leave a message and a biologist will get back to you as soon as possible.

Seen something exotic?
     Report your sighting!
1. Take a picture
    2. Note the location
        3. Report your sighting

By phone: 888-Ive-Got1 (888-483-4681)
Online: IveGot1.org or download the IveGot1 reporting app
For more information: please visit our website at MyFWC.com/Nonnatives



Reports will help FWC track the distribution of nonnative species, and determine if management actions are warranted. Once a sighting is verified, responses vary depending on the species sighted and if the animal is still present. The FWC coordinates the removal of high priority, invasive, nonnative animals and staff are available to provide technical assistance for addressing or living with common nonnative species.

These common nonnative species can be reported online at www.IveGot1.org

Green Common Iguana

Green Iguana
(up to 4ft in length)

Curly Tail Lizard

Curly Tail Lizard
(less than 1ft in length)

Brown Basilisk

Brown Basilisk
(up to 2ft in length)







To download the free IveGot1 app:

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