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First Florida Bear Hunt in 21 Years Draws Support, Derision

22 Oct

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Hunters are expected to take to the woods across Central Florida and three other regions of the state Saturday, hoping to kill a Florida black bear during the state’s first bear hunt in 21 years. Facts Rules of the hunt: • Each permit holder is allowed to take one bear, which must weigh at least […]

5 Foot Long Cottonmouth Snake Shows Up at New Tampa Home (PHOTOS)

15 Oct

IMAGE SOURCE: Mac Stone

NEW TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A New Tampa family has had more than its share of snakes visiting their home. The most recent was a 5-foot-long venomous cottonmouth snake that gave homeowner Rebbeca Burns quite a scare. The snake showed up in September after the Tampa Bay area saw heavy rains. Burns had just come […]

Green Sea Turtles Nest in Record Numbers in Florida

15 Oct

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MIAMI – A record number of endangered green sea turtles nested in the US state of Florida in 2015, suggesting that conservation efforts are paying off, authorities said Friday. Approximately 28,000 nests were discovered across 26 state beaches, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) said. Nearly 30 years ago, only 464 green sea […]