A 6-year old boy was attacked by an eight-foot alligator at the edge of the Refuge Lee Road boat ramp on the L-40 canal at the A.R.M. Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge on Friday afternoon.
The boy, Joey Welch, had slipped and fallen into the shallow water when the alligator lunged at him, grippi ... More >>
About 15,000 people will pull themselves through mud, climb 25-foot-high ropes, avoid barbed wire -- and swim and run more than ten miles -- Saturday and Sunday in Oleta State Park."The only thing we left out this year was the alligators," says race founder, organizer, and all-around macho loon Joe ... More >>
As throngs of would-be snake hunters flock to our state in the next 30 days to find and take out some invasive pythons, alligators thought they were in the clear.
No so fast, alligators!
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agreed to allow 11 hunters to enter the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee Natio ... More >>
Yesterday we told you about 84-year-old Carol Hough being found bleeding in a Lake County canal from an apparent alligator attack.
We also told you the alligator ripped her arm off. BECAUSE IF ARMS GET RIPPED OFF FROM TORSOS, IT LEADS ... er something.
Anyway, that alligator should've thought twic ... More >>
In the world of reptiles, turtles have a certain reputation as shell-dwelling wimps that make nice pets for 8-year-old girls. They're slow and passive and hardly what one would call intimidating. Sure, you can argue that the snapping turtles pack a mean bite, but who among us has actually ... More >>
The Everglades has a marketing problem. Earlier this week, officials from the Everglades National Park and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization got together for a chat about how to better market the park to lure in tourists. As the Miami Herald reports, during ... More >>
It's no secret that Burmese pythons have been wreaking havoc in the Everglades, but the extent of their destruction has been hard to grasp. A new study provides some of the first hard statistics on how these invasive reptiles are altering the food chain, and the numbers are downright scary.Betwee ... More >>
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation CommissionThat, ladies and gentlemen, is a sack of alligators.Here's what Robert "Bo" Martin Duval and Christopher Cork Scroggins found out a few days ago: Having a sack full o' baby alligators is a felony.According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservat ... More >>
Alligators: Bad for neighborhoods, great for rasslin'.Another day, another gator.For the second time this week, an alligator paid a visit to a South Florida neighborhood, according to a WSVN report.Early this morning, people living in a Plantation neighborhood near Sunrise Boulevard and Flamingo ... More >>