Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission

(Source: AP) Key deer

Fish And Wildlife Commission Bans Deer Importation

There is a new ban set in place by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission that prohibits the importation of deer from other states and countries, a move intended to protect the deer from a deadly mad cow-like disease.

09/06/2013

Ron Bergeron stands in chest-high water in the flooded Everglades (Source: CBS4)

Record Rainfall Could Threaten Everglades Wildlife

The Everglades, one of the world’s most unique and complex ecosystems, has had its fair share of droughts over the years. But after this year’s early-season record rainfall, there is a surplus of water that officials say could potentially drown wildlife.

07/31/2013

Heavy rain created high-water conditions in portions of the Everglades. (Source: CBS4)

Everglades High Water Causing Animals Stress, Public Restrictions

South Florida’s relentless rain is causing the water to rise in the Florida Everglades and the water has risen so high, restrictions are being put in place at three Everglades Wildlife Management Areas.

07/18/2013

Andrew Hudson was treated for puncture wounds on his head after being bit by an alligator in a central Florida lake. (Source: CBS4)

Alligator That Bit Teen In Central Florida Caught

The alligator responsible for biting a teen on the head in a lake in central Florida on Monday has been captured.

07/10/2013

A panther kitten, found by biologists, was found to be the offspring of a female panther raised in captivity. (Source: FWC)

Panther Raised In Captivity Gives Birth

A panther, rescued by biologists as a kitten along with her brother, was discovered to have given birth to a “healthy and feisty” kitten just a few months after her release into the wild.

06/26/2013

A close view of an Atlantic bay scallop and its many blue eyes, United States  (Source: Photo by Paul Zahl/National Geographic/Getty Images)

Seafood Lovers Rejoice For Bay Scallop Season

Some Florida seafood lovers will be happy come next week as bay scallop season opens in some Florida waters.

06/25/2013

An Ohio family aboard an airboat in the Florida Everglades was found safe Friday afternoon. (Source: CBS4)

Ohio Family Missing In Everglades Found Safe

Whistles and an air horn saved an Ohio family from the clutches of the murky, remote Florida Everglades.

CBS4–04/05/2013

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Invasive Species Threatening S. Fla. Wildlife, Economy

Creepy, Crawly, slithering things that don’t belong in South Florida are all around us. As CBS4 Special Contributor Ron Magill of Zoo Miami discovered… there are toads, rats, birds, Crocodiles and Iguanas that are “Invaders Among Us.”

CBS4–02/13/2013

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2013 Python Challenge Comes To An End

The 2013 Python Challenge ended Sunday night, wrapping up a month of competition in the Florida Everglades designed to help reduce the Burmese python population in South Florida.

CBS Miami–02/11/2013

(Courtesy: Robert Hill, South Florida Water Management)

Monthlong Burmese Python Hunt Ends Sunday

Motivated by cash and curiosity, more than 1,500 hunters are deep in the Everglades on a final push to dent the Burmese python population.

CBS4–02/08/2013

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