Boat Hits & Injures Snorkeler

Snorkeler Struck Off Haulover Marina

A powerful speedboat on its way back to South Florida from Bimini struck and nearly killed a snorkeler in the Atlantic Ocean Friday afternoon off the Haulover Marina, according to state authorities.


Source: CBS4

FWC Investigating Boating Accident

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers responded to the scene of a boat accident Saturday night.


The grave for a crocodile that was believed to have attacked a man and woman in Coral Gables. (Source: FWC)

Gables Croc Will Not Be Forgotten

The crocodile that died while being trapped following two people being attacked was buried in a special place in Gables by the Sea.


A Virginia opossum inhabiting a piano in Houston, Texas, shortly before its release. (Source: CBS4)

PETA Takes Aim At Florida Possum Festival

The Possum Festival in the small Northwest Florida community of Wausau has long been a draw for politicians trying to show off their down-home credibility. But the festival is facing criticism from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.


Boa Constrictor  (VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Wanted: Experienced Pet Owners To Adopt Exotic Species

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is looking for experienced pet owners to adopt exotic species through the Exotic Pet Amnesty Program.


A picture taken on September 29, 2010 shows a Red lionfish inside the aquarium of the Dubai Mall. (Photo credit: JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

FWC Votes To Ban Breeding Of Lionfish

Florida wildlife officials have banned the breeding of lionfish in the state as a last ditch effort to eradicate the invasive species.


(Source: CBS4)

Boaters See Increased Law Enforcement Presence For Labor Day

Boaters who are not following the rules of the water could see law enforcement pulling up to the bows of their boats.


An American crocodile. (Source: FWC)

“Poncho” The Croc Caught In Gables Canal Dies After Being Trapped

After nearly a week of searching, trappers caught one of two crocodiles which call the canals of a Coral Gables neighborhood home. The reptile, due to distress and exhaustion from being caught in a trap, later died.


Police are trying to get the word out in one Coral Gables neighborhood after a man was bitten by a crocodile over the weekend - a first in Florida. (Source: CBS4)

Gables Croc Attack, First Time In Florida

Police are trying to get the word out in one Coral Gables neighborhood after a man was bitten by a crocodile over the weekend – a first in Florida.


(Source: Tim Donovan/FWC)

Florida Biologists Helped By Panther & Bear Sighting Reports

If you spot a Florida panther or black bear in the wild, be sure to report it. Florida biologists say public reports of black bear and panther sightings are helping them understand more about the elusive creatures.