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Gov. Scott Pledges $130M To Everglades Restoration

Florida Gov. Rick Scott pledged $130 million on Wednesday intended for Florida’s Everglades and South Florida waterways projects for the upcoming year.

01/22/2014

Everglades National Park officials posted this picture on their Facebook page after an alligator was found eating a giant Burmese python. (Source: Everglades National Park)

Burmese Python Becomes Gator Bait In Everglades

The Florida Everglades is known for its famous river of grass, unique wildlife and of course, those annoying and invasive Burmese pythons.

CBS Miami–12/24/2013

Python captured in Palmetto Bay on Nov. 26, 2012. (Source: CBS4)

Group Wants Ban On Importing Giant Snakes Tossed

A nationwide ban on importing four types of giant snakes, or taking them across state lines, may be challenged in federal court.

12/23/2013

This 10-foot long African Python killed a 60-pound husky in SW Miami-Dade County on August 30. (Source: Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission)

Officials On Snake Survey For Dangerous & Invasive Rock Pythons

South Florida is already dealing with a Burmese python invasion in the Everglades and now state biologists are concerned that the aggressive rock python might be the latest invasive species to become established in the Everglades and elsewhere in South Florida.

CBS Miami–12/20/2013

Several dead whales were spotted dead on the shore. (Source: CBS4)

NOAA: 11 Dead Whales Suffered From Malnutrition

Eleven of the pilot whales found dead in the Florida Keys were found to be emaciated and suffering from malnutrition, according to federal officials Monday.

12/09/2013

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Pilot Whales Behavior Raises Concern For Wildlife Experts

Wildlife experts were “cautiously hopeful” Thursday as dozens of short-finned pilot whales stranded Tuesday seemed to be heading back to home range in deeper waters. But after aerial observation, 20 of the whales were spotted moving closer toward shore, raising a red flag to experts.

12/06/2013

(Source: CBS4)

Father Pressures Investigators To Connect The Dots In Daughter’s Murder

The father of a murdered teenager says its high time someone is held accountable for her death.

CBS4–12/02/2013

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Statewide Water Planning Is Goal Of Next House Speaker

Florida may be surrounded by water, but the state has vast water problems that need to be addressed. That’s exactly what the next House speaker wants to do.

12/02/2013

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Pilot Unhurt After Emergency Landing In Everglades

The pilot of a small plane was rescued by the Coast Guard Monday after he had to make an emergency landing in the Everglades.

CBS Miami–11/11/2013

Despite last year's cold snaps, the Everglades Burmese python population appears to be prospering.

USDA To Test New Trap To Catch Invasive Pythons In Everglades

From a public hunt to snake-sniffing dogs, wildlife officials have tried several methods of capturing Burmese pythons, the invasive species living and breeding in the Everglades. Now officials hope to capture more snakes with a specially designed trap.

09/26/2013

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