Looks like someone bagged themselves a big friggin' python in the Everglades. Bobby Hill, a python control agent who works for the South Florida Water Management District, caught the 18-foot behemoth Tuesday afternoon. It's the second 18-footer found in the past year, which remains a world record. ... More >>
Some idiot shot and killed a Florida panther, apparently. This according to authorities at the Cypress National Preserve in Collier County, where the dead panther was found. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says they found the animal dead from a gunshot wound on Saturday in the Tu ... More >>
Some of the short-finned pilot whales that had stranded themselves in Florida's Everglades National Park earlier this week may have swam into deeper waters, according to the Coast Guard. About 20 or so whales of the 40 that had stranded themselves were missing on Friday morning, leading officials ... More >>
A 19-year-old Palm Beach Gardens man decided it would be a neat idea to kill an alligator by hacking it to death with a machete. He then decided to share the moment with his dad, and so he texted his old man a photo of himself and the dead, hacked-up gator. But instead of getting the "Attaboy!" he ... More >>
Authorities captured a ten-foot albino Burmese python that ate two cats in a Martin County neighborhood. According to the Martin County Sheriff's Office, a Salerno resident called them after they spotted the snake in his yard. When cops arrived, they found and nabbed the ten-footer. The regurgitat ... More >>
Biotech interests' plan to sacrifice Briger Forest on the altar of development met new resistance yesterday as environmental groups filed a notice of violation with federal agencies charged with permitting the plan, Scripps Florida Phase II. The environmentalists charge that the U.S. Fish and Wildl ... More >>
So, you're taking a nice stroll in the park and decide to head on over to the soccer field to kick the ball around, maybe get into a quick pickup game and O MY GAWWWD THERE'S A HUGE FRIGGIN ALLIGATOR ON THE FIELD!! KICK THE BALL AT IT AND RUN AWAY!!! Yes, people in a Boca park ran into a nine-foo ... More >>
Regular Florida folk like yourself have been a big help in keeping the Florida Panther safe and its population intact, even if most of you apparently can't tell a panther from a monkey. But, hey. It's working, so... Last year, the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission launched a website ... More >>
Guss Baker, a 55-year-old St. Johns County man, disappeared into a swampy area in Flagler County last Friday. Rescue efforts lasted throughout the weekend. But on Monday, days after he vanished, a group of volunteers, along with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers, the Fla ... More >>
When the mammoth snake creature, spawned in a time and land too unfathomable for words, began tightening its hold around Jason Leon's legs earlier this month in some back woods near Miami, he knew he had one chance. Jason Leon had to kill this motherfucker. And kill it good.
Three self-proclaimed Florida Panhandle "rednecks" done caught themselves a 277-pound bull shark using nothing but a baseball bat, their bare hands, and common sense. The perfectly redneck-named Cody Harlan, Jonathan Cook, and Robert Trutt went fishing for pompano off Okaloosa Island on Thursday mo ... More >>
Last year was a record year for Florida Panther deaths (26), which is a bummer. But the good news is that they've been getting it on with hot Texas pumas and making baby panthers. Then, on March 6, Gov. Rick Scott declared that the state would have a "Save the Florida Panther Day." Saturday is th ... More >>
Tour-boat captains are supposed to be a little zany, maybe even a bit edgy if the crowd is right. But Angel Rodriguez of Island Safari Tours was apparently very drunk and totally insane when he took a trio of tourists out for a day of sightseeing near Key West. Yes, it sounds awe ... More >>
See also "Bahamian Men Sink Boat While Smuggling Six People Into Florida, Including A Drug Dealer"Speeding through a manatee zone is no joke, especially if your boat is stuffed with weed and illegal aliens. At the end of August, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission stoppe ... More >>
A Connecticut woman was parasailing tandem with her husband in Pompano Beach yesterday afternoon when the unthinkable happened. Her safety harness broke and she fell approximately 200 feet.The victim, identified as 28-year old Kathleen Miskell, was taken to Broward Health North, where attempts to sa ... More >>
A wild bobcat was spotted roaming the streets of a gated community in Boynton Beach recently.Stories of a bobcat walking around the neighborhood had been circulating for some time, but amateur photographer Thelma Myerson actually ran into it one sunny afternoon and took a picture of it.The cat stopp ... More >>
Most of us rejoiced earlier this year when Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar announced a new set of restrictions on the much loathed, much feared, much hyped Burmese python. But six months after the feds announced a ban on the importation and interstate sale of Burmese pythons and th ... More >>
From Sombrero Reef down in the Keys to the waters of West Palm Beach, red barrel sponges are disintegrating at worrisome rates. The culprit is unknown, and state scientists are busy trying to figure out just how widespread the disease outbreak is.At the end of April, Ed Tichenor of Palm Beach C ... More >>
I'd been hearing about Sushi Bon since the week I moved here as worth the trek an hour north of where I live for fresh, local sushi. I was told to skip the hard copy of the menu and look to the board by the sushi bar. I finally visited several times to see for myself.I had also heard chef Ebi Han ... More >>
Get ready for another season of Bizarre Foods, as host Andrew Zimmern eats his way through the entire wildlife encyclopedia. This year, Zimmern's staying in the United States, giving us at home the opportunity to try strange foods in our own backyard.This morning, Zimmern visited the Today Show t ... More >>
Palm Beach County Sheriff's OfficeGene StimmlerWhen the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office received a report about a landlord-tenant dispute that involved 73-year-old Gene Stimmler allegedly talking about his penis to a 15-year-old boy, a sheriff's deputy had some questions for him.Then the deput ... More >>
University of FloridaThis iguana doesn't belong in Florida, but here it is at someone's front door in Lake Worth.If you're looking for a reptile or amphibian species that "causes or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health," chances are, it's in Florida.According ... More >>
Hmm, Quite.Activists protesting the death of baby sea turtles because of Fort Lauderdale's flawed beach lighting know how to get Mayor Jack Seiler's attention: holding signs up against the windows of City Hall during a commission meeting, passing out his private cell phone number, calling him a m ... More >>
marathonbooks.comNot the alligator that attacked a 90-year-old woman, survived a bullet to the brain, and a possible car crash, but an alligator nonetheless.An alligator that wildlife officials believe attacked a 90-year-old woman last week before being shot in the head -- and possibly hit by a c ... More >>
Flickr: artur.pedziwilkReady, aim, fire! Deer in Big Cypress.A room at the Weston Hyatt was split down the middle last night between hunters and environmentalists who offered two-minute commentaries on what action the Park Service should take regarding deer hunting in the 146,000-acre Big Cypress ... More >>
Rafiki, the 1-year-old marmoset monkey that's causing problems for Jesus Hernandez.When a young man came to Jesus Hernandez's Fort Lauderdale home the other day to buy the marmoset monkey he'd been advertising online, he thought he was going to get $2,700 and say so long to 1-year-old Rafiki.Inst ... More >>
If your neighbor invites you over for a slice of barbecued sperm whale, don't start planning the sides you'll bring. There's a decent chance your meal could land you in the clink.As several locals have discovered recently, tampering with protected wildlife can cost you. It all began earlier th ... More >>
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