Tag: "Florida"

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Fisherman Finds Bull Shark with Two Heads!

A fisherman working off the Florida Keys coast was recently stunned to find live fetuses inside a bull shark he caught. What made the catch even more surprising was when one fetus was found to have two heads!

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Thousands of Sharks Swimming Offshore Forces Closures of Florida Beaches

Beaches in Palm Beach, Florida, were temporarily closed earlier this week after thousands of sharks were spotted swimming near the shore.

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Florida Dad Gets Arrested for Man Handling a Baby Manatee

It is one thing to love animals but quite another to physically hug and hold them when it is a known wild and sensitive creature. One Florida man learnt it the hard way when he was arrested for hugging a baby Manatee.

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Loose Lemurs in Miami Beach Give Police Force the Run Around

When it comes to nabbing the bad guy or responding to calls on unruly citizens, officers from the Miami PD know exactly what to do. When it comes to handling calls about unruly primates, well…let’s just say they received some on the job training.

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Vacationers Look On As Miami Beach Ocean Rescue Saves A Nurse Shark

Holiday vacationers got a bit of a surprise yesterday as they witnessed Miami Beach Ocean Rescue save a nurse shark after it was washed ashore on South Beach.

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Florida Police Find Panther In Freezer {Graphic}

There is never a dull moment in the life of a police officer. Just ask the deputy from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office in Florida who found a panther in a resident’s garage freezer. Police responding to a landlord-tenant dispute last month in Loxahatchee discovered one dead panther stuffed on the wall and one staring at them from the freezer.

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Massive Burmese Python Found In Florida

A massive Burmese python was found, and killed, by workers in Everglades National Park in Florida late last week. The python measured a Florida-record 16 feet and weighed 215 pounds when the workers shot it with a shotgun. While Burmese pythons are normally found only in Southern and Southeast Asia, a growing number are being found in Florida.

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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Asks Residents to Report Sightings of Rare Squirrel

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is asking residents in Florida to help them in an online research project that will help them determine the distribution of a rare breed of squirrels – the Fox squirrel. Fox squirrels have a long, bushy tail that looks a lot like a fox tail. They are about twice […]

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Home Builders Rescue Four Stranded Manatees

Residents along the Arlington coast often find marine animals near the coast that most of the time go back to deeper waters on their own. But when home builders noticed 4 manatees tangled in the weeds and mud, they immediately knew that the mammals needed a helping hand.

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Baby Elephant Born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is in a jumbo celebration mood, thanks to the birth of a baby African elephant. 25 year old Vasha gave birth to her second child, a male calf amidst immense support from other herd members and animal care professionals. The new addition takes the total number of elephants in the Animal Kingdom […]

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Rare Miami Blue Butterfly gets Emergency Protection

The tiny Miami blue butterflies found only in few colonies on islands off Key West, Fla., are facing extinction and to help them the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service used an emergency measure on Tuesday to provide the species 240 days of protection while the agency goes through the formalities of placing it to the federal list of endangered species.

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Technology Used On Humans Helps Save Endangered Sea Turtle

In the spring of 2010 an endangered sea turtle was found in the South Florida sandbar. Half dead, the turtle had a severe hole in his shell carved by boat propellers and would have failed to survive if not for a company whose tissue regeneration product helped the creature nurse back to health.