Survival of the fittest is the governing rule of the Darwinist jungle. But what is a plant or animal to do when an invasive species throws off the order of an entire ecosystem, monopolizing resources and choking out otherwise fit native species?
Every year, America spends $137 billion trying to get invasive species under control. Many websites alert hunters, fishermen, and foragers about the invasive species in their area, asking residents to notify authorities if such species are found. Humans are sometimes the only available predator that can potentially eradicate plants and animals brought in from other countries.
Luckily for our native flora and fauna, the march of some invasive species can be quelled by eating them.
It should be noted that many invasive species are poisonous and should by no means be consumed. But a handful of plants and animals, such as wild boars, are not only edible, but are both abundant and loaded with beneficial nutrients. If you're up for a bit of hunting and gathering, click through the gallery to learn about 10 invasive species you should eat right now.