Reptiles

In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, “Miley,” a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle, swims away after being released off the Florida Keys at Islamorada, Fla., Saturday, May 2, 2015. The reptile was named after rescuers who found her floating in early March 2015 noticed the turtle's rear end was gyrating and named her after Miley Cyrus, whose expressive dance moves were dubbed "twerking” by the pop singer. The 120-pound turtle was treated at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital for an intestinal impaction. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

State Asks Keys Residents For Help Collecting Reptile Data

Wildlife officials are asking residents and visitors in the Florida Keys to report their sightings of native reptiles and amphibians.

06/21/2015

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day (Source: FWC)

Zoo Miami Will Accept Exotic Pets During Amnesty Day

Sometimes people sign up for things that, in the long run, turn out to be not the best idea—like acquiring an exotic animal as a pet.

03/06/2015

An male alligator sends a mating signal to female alligators. (Source: CBS4)

Alligators Do Have A Tender Side

You may not have known that alligators can be affectionate. Especially when they fall in love.

06/26/2014

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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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Insect Invasion Making S. Floridians’ Skin Crawl

The early start to the rainy season in south Florida has led to an insect invasion.

CBS4–07/26/2012

FAST FACTS: Burmese Pythons

Fast Facts About Burmese Pythons: Type: Reptile Diet: Carnivore Average lifespan in the wild: 20 to 25 years Size: 16 to 23 ft (5 to 7 m) Weight: Up to 200 lbs (90 kg) Did […]

CBS4–08/01/2009