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Florida Man Tries To Trade Live Alligator For Pack Of Beer

Posted 12.17.2013 | Miami

Things that are frowned upon, even in Miami: trying to trade an alligator for pack of beer at a convenience store. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conse...

Another State Species In Trouble

Posted 11.05.2013 | Miami

Florida manatees aren't the only native endangered species in trouble in the Sunshine State. The Florida panther, our official state animal and acc...

LOOK: LARGEST Python Ever Caught In Florida!

Posted 05.24.2013 | Miami

A Miami man has captured, killed, and reported the largest Burmese python ever caught in Florida, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation ...

PHOTOS: Florida's Wild Newborns

Posted 05.02.2013 | Miami

While much of the country has blooming tulips and dogwoods to signal the arrival of Spring, South Florida gets the arrival of the dreaded grasshopper ...

Rough Night In The Everglades For Missing Ohio Family

Posted 06.05.2013 | Miami

A missing family of five from Ohio has been found safe Friday after spending a rough night lost in the Florida Everglades. Florida Fish and Wildli...

Horrible News For Our Favorite Animals

Sun Sentinel | KEN KAYE | Posted 05.29.2013 | Miami

Manatee deaths in Florida appear to be on a record pace and could reduce the gentle sea creatures' overall population to dangerous levels, according t...

Good News For Sea Turtles In South Florida

Sun Sentinel | David Fleshler | Posted 05.23.2013 | Miami

The entire coastline of Palm Beach County and the northern portion of Broward County would be designated critical habitat for loggerhead sea turtles, ...

A Slimy, Unwelcome Record Pulled From Broward Canal

Posted 05.17.2013 | Miami

A massive, record-breaking fish has been pulled from a South Florida canal -- but it's not good news. That's because the 14 pounds, 3 ounce fish i...

Good News For This Florida Resident

Posted 02.02.2013 | Miami

A panther, which was rescued by Florida Fish and Wildlife officials as a five-month-old kitten in 2011, has been released into the wild in Collier Cou...

Petition: Protecting Manatees Hurts Economy

Sun Sentinel | By David Fleshler | Posted 02.13.2013 | Miami

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. _ A conservative legal foundation filed a petition with the federal government Friday to strip the manatee of its status as an e...

LOOK: Whose Eyeball?!?!

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 10.13.2012 | Miami

South Florida beaches are usually places where people find sea shells, tiny crawling creatures and a shark tooth here and there, but a man walking on ...

WATCH: Man Loses Hand To Gator In Front Of Boat Full Of Tourists

Posted 06.14.2012 | Miami

A gator bit the hand off an Everglades City airboat captain on Tuesday while six tourists onboard watched. The man, who is known as Captain Wally, ...

LOOK: Panther Kitty Forever Changed By Hit-And-Run

Posted 05.10.2012 | Miami

One of Florida's official state animals -- the endangered Florida panther -- was hit by a car last month and left to die on the side on State Road 82 ...

PHOTOS: Adorbable 8-Week-Old Bear Cubs

Posted 03.27.2012 | Miami

Last week, a 300-pound black bear bit a Florida woman in the butt when she was taking out her trash and walking her dog. The mama bear was thought to ...

Pythons, Kitties, and Snails, Oh My! : Invasive Species Taking Over the Everglades

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 01.30.2012 | Miami
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

Invasive species have increased in the Everglades at an alarming rate. Pythons tend to get more headlines, but little guys like the island apple snail and Asiatic clam can cause just as much damage to the ecosystem.