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Gator that bit a man who was diving for golf balls captured by officials. (Source: CBS4)

Man Attacked By Gator At Weston Golf Course

Alligator trappers caught an eight foot gator at a Weston country club Wednesday—the same gator they believe is responsible for biting a man who was diving for golf balls.

07/23/2014

A 2-year-old Florida panther is released into the wild by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) on April 3, 2013 in West Palm Beach, Florida.  The panther and its sister had been raised at the White Oak Conservation Center since they were 5 months old. The FWC rescued the two panthers as kittens in September 2011 in northern Collier County after their mother was found dead. The panther is healthy and has grown to a size that should prepare him for life in the wild.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Endangered Florida Panther Found Dead In Collier County

Another Florida panther has been found dead in Big Cypress National Preserve.

07/18/2014

A vendor (C) waits for customers displaying turtles at a market in Jakarta on February 5, 2008. A surge in demand for exotic freshwater turtles and tortoises in Southeast Asia is fuelling rampant illegal trade in the animals in Indonesia, wildlife experts warned recently. TRAFFIC Southeast Asia said its investigators discovered that 48 species of freshwater turtles and tortoises were sold in Indonesia's capital Jakarta and the vast majority were illegally obtained. AFP PHOTO/Jewel SAMAD (Photo: EWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Three Men Charged In Illegal Freshwater Turtle Harvests

Three men, in central Florida, have been charged with several felonies and misdemeanors for the alleged illegal harvest, selling and buying of 2,100 pounds of freshwater turtles.

07/15/2014

Miami Fire Chief Maurice Kemp (Source: City of Miami)

Miami Fire Chief Defends Response To Deadly Boating Accident

The City of Miami Fire Chief publicly defended his department’s response to the deadly boating accident on Biscayne Bay on the Fourth of July, Thursday.

07/10/2014

July 4, 2014: A boating accident off of Dinner Key killed four people.  (Source: CBS4)

Rescue Calls Paint Chilling Picture Of Fourth Of July Boating Accident

Family and friends are mourning the loss of four people killed July 4 in a boating accident as officials investigate how the accident occurred.

07/07/2014

July 4, 2014: A boating accident off of Dinner Key killed four people.  (Source: CBS4)

FWC: Four Dead After Boat Collision Off Dinner Key

Four people are dead after a three boat crash off Dinner Key Saturday morning, according to sources.

07/05/2014

Indian Speckled Cobra (Source: Kamalnv/Wikipedia.org)

Woman In Critical Condition After Being Bitten By Cobra At Wildlife Sanctuary

While cleaning a cage, an employee at a wildlife sanctuary was bitten by a cobra, wildlife officials said.

06/26/2014

Dave Hutchinson airbrushes a huge lionfish Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, in Key West, Fla. The fish replica is slated to roll down Key West's Duval Street in a Saturday, Oct. 29, parade that is to highlight the island city's annual 10-day Fantasy Fest costuming and masking festival that began Friday, Oct. 21. (Source: Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

State Bans Importation Of Lionfish

A ban on importing lionfish for the aquarium trade has been given final approval by Florida wildlife officials.

06/18/2014

Mother of the panther kitten on the day she was released into the wild. (Source: FWC)

16th Florida Panther Dies After Car Collision

Another Panther has died in Florida after being hit by a car on Thursday, making it the 16th panther death in the state for 2014.

06/12/2014

Lionfish

FWC Unveils ‘Report Florida Lionfish’ App

Due to the fact that lionfish in the Atlantic don’t have predators, eat whatever fits in their mouths, and are naturally fast-breeders, wildlife officials encourage people to catch as many as possible. Now, there’s an app for that.

05/28/2014

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