While too many of Florida's waterfront cities have succumbed to claustrophobic overdevelopment, tacky tourist traps, and high-rises, Vero Beach remain...
Tragedy strikes in Orlando, FL, yet again as the remains of two-year-old Lane Graves have been discovered after the child was reportedly attacked and pulled into the water by an alligator at Walt Disney World's Grand Floridian Resort
As I am packing and preparing for our family to go on vacation in a few weeks, I can't stop thinking about Melissa Graves, the mom whose little boy was snatched by an alligator while vacationing at Disney. I can imagine she was preparing much the same as I am now for her family's vacation last week.
It could have been one of my kids last night. Five years ago, we stayed at The Grand Floridian Resort. My son was 3 years old and he played on that very beach. Yes, there are no swimming signs and he didn't go into the water. He COULD have -- he's a toddler and we all know how fast toddlers are. But he was right at the water's edge like I'm sure hundreds if not thousands of people do at Walt Disney World each year.
I've had a number of jobs in my lifetime. I was a lifeguard at an outdoor wave pool. I worked the midnight shift on the line at a brewery. I was a ...
Imagine the unspeakable horror of being his parents, of helplessly watching their son's untimely demise, of frantically searching for his tiny body for nearly 24 hours, not knowing if it would be ravaged or intact, dead or alive. I know this senseless tragedy has consumed my thoughts today, but I get to tuck my boys in tonight. They don't.
This isn't about gorillas and alligators. This is about our country's obsessions with invalidating, patronizing and racializing Black parents. All Black parents.
What do you say to your 10-year-old daughter when she cries on the phone, asking: 'Are you really a traitor to Egypt?'
The Nile crocodile, unlike the American crocodile or alligator, does not try to elude humans. Being an apex predator, it welcomes the challenge from other animals and does not go down without a fight. They can grow up to 18 feet and lay 25-80 eggs just two months after mating.
Today, class, we will talk about the more mandibulary-endowed among our fellow animals, those whose teeth are so sharp, numerous or easily and endless...
As the very model of the modern mixed-up man, I have long been baffled by one of the great mysteries of domestic life: If a dishwasher washes dishes, ...
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Swimming with sharks is so 2013. These days it's all about the other apex predator, The Australian crocodile...in clear water, and in a clear tube that is all scratched up because, they will you know, try and eat you at all times. Offered by Crocosaurus Cove it is the terror of a lifetime. you MUST watch this video. It's insane.
In 2005, I had a big bay window installed over my kitchen sink. Since I spend hours standing there, I reasoned I might as well look at something. I thought I was providing myself with a view of the garden, but it is the wildlife I've seen that has made that window worth every penny I paid for it.
I have a three-inch scar on my right forearm from when a caiman (a horribly ignored exotic "pet" I was involved in rescuing) tried to separate that part of my limb from the rest of my body. The scar is now decades old but the memory is fresh.
Its no secret; Australia is a country infested with things that will kill you. Or as humorist and Australiaphile Bill Bryson put it, "If you are not stung or pronged to death in some unexpected manner, you may be fatally chomped by sharks or crocodiles."