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Lawmakers Look To Curb Bear, Gator Feeding

As the state tries to reduce dangerous interactions between bears and humans, lawmakers have given final approval to a bill that would change the penalties for feeding wildlife.

04/27/2015

Florida Black Bear.  (Source: http://myfwc.com/education/educators/black-bear-education/)

Bear, Gator Feeding Bill Won’t Go To Dogs

Florida lawmakers are taking aim at people caught repeatedly feeding bears and alligators, as the state prepares to allow its first black bear hunt in two decades.

04/21/2015

(Source: FWC)

Scientist: Florida Python Hunt Didn’t Help Control Threat

On Monday, a scientist announced that data from the first Python Challenge in 2013 didn’t do much to curb the invasive Burmese pythons in the Everglades. This is bad news as Florida is on the verge of another hunt.

04/20/2015

(Source: CBS4)

Exclusive: Cameras Catch As Angry Doral Alligator Is Apprehended

An alligator was pulled from a lake in Doral Saturday and the commotion was caught on video.

04/18/2015

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Wildlife Officials Support Black Bear Hunts

Black bears are closer to being placed on the state’s wildlife hunting calendar for the first time in more than 20 years.

04/15/2015

(Source: Tim Donovan/FWC)

Panther Found Dead, Struck By Car In SW Florida

For the 10th time this year, a panther has been struck and killed by a car.

04/13/2015

9-foot alligator captured on front porch of Coral Springs home on July 31, 2014. (Source: CBS4)

Gators, Crocs Get More Active In Spring

Another sign that Spring has sprung; the state’s wildlife agency has issued an alert to Florida’s visitors and residents alike – watch out for crocs and gators.

04/09/2015

Florida Black Bear.  (Source: http://myfwc.com/education/educators/black-bear-education/)

Florida Targets October For Bear Hunt

The state this October would open its first black-bear hunting season in two decades, under a set of rules that will be reviewed next week.

04/06/2015

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - DECEMBER 07: A Gopher Tortoise crawls near the Space Shuttle Atlantis at the Kennedy Space Center December 7, 2007 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. NASA continues to evaluate sensor issues. Atlantis is re-scheduled to launch tomorrow December 8, 2007 for a mission to the International Space Station.  (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images)

FWC: Stop Putting Gopher Tortoises In Water

Wildlife officials want to remind residents and visitors that not all turtles can swim.

04/03/2015

Researchers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and partners conducted a statewide aerial survey in February 2015 to determine a minimum count of manatees in Florida waters. This photo was taken at the Tampa Electric manatee viewing center in Apollo Beach on Feb. 16, 2015.  (Source: FWC)

Wildlife Officials Count Record High Number Of Manatees

There is some good news when it comes to the number of manatees in the state of Florida.

CBS Miami–03/16/2015

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