FWC

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

Families Dealing With Loss After Deadly Fourth Of July Boating Accident

Twenty-two people, in three different boats, were involved in a boat crash that left four people dead on the Fourth of July.

07/07/2014

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

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)

Panther Killed In SW Florida

A young Florida panther, officials say, was found dead Wednesday.

06/25/2014

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gator Takes Bite At Cadet During Training

An instructor shot an alligator to death after it bit a law enforcement cadet during a training session on how to handle gators.

06/25/2014

Bull shark found in a land-locked pond in Brevard County. (Source: Jim Matthews)

What’s A Bull Shark Doing In A Central Florida Pond?

Wildlife officials are trying to catch a bull shark in Florida, but not from the ocean, from a land-locked pond located in a popular park.

06/24/2014

FWC Officers John Conlin (L) and Mitchell Robb (R) captured this 8-foot Red Tail Boa Constrictor in a U-Haul truck in Key West. (Source: FWC)

FWC Officers Wrangle Large Snake From U-Haul Truck

A couple of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers turned into snake wranglers recently after responding to a call about a giant snake in a U-Haul rental truck in Key West.

CBS Miami–06/24/2014

A group of owls call Miami International Airport their home. (Source: CBS4)

Burrowing Owls Living At Miami Int’l Airport

As the giant 747 transitioned the ramp from the runway to the terminal at Miami International Airport, passengers who were paying close attention to the ramp marker were treated to quite a site; a family of burrowing owls sitting on the sign and at the opening to thei nest just under the marker.

06/19/2014

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

(Credit: Thinkstock)

Boater Dies After Jumping Into Lake To Save Dog

rews found the body of a 70-year old man who died while trying to save a dog that jumped overboard.

05/25/2014

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