Florida Wildlife Commission

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    Giant Rats Won't Die and Keep Invading Florida

    Between 1999 and 2001, about eight giant Gambian pouched rats were let loose by a local exotic breeder. More than a decade later, despite multiple attempts to eradicate what Zoo Miami Communications Director Ron Magill calls "the largest true rat in the world," the mutant critters just won't go away ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Seven Bears Killed After Lake Mary Woman Mauled by One

    Jesus told Terri Frana it would be all right. That's what the 44-year-old Lake Mary woman told reporters about Saturday night, when she was attacked by a black bear inside her garage. "[The bear] started pulling me toward the woods," she told WESH-Channel 2. "I just thought, 'God, please, this can' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    Florida Panther Attacks Human for First Time

    Byron Maharrey knows what a Florida panther looks like. The former chairman of the board for the Florida Sportsmen's Conservation Association had seen the elusive cats near Palatka and around his home by Lake Kissimmee before. And he swears he saw one of these rare cougar subspecies while hunting th ... More >>

  • News

    January 10, 2008

    The Gator People!

    Strange creatures haunt the Everglades. And that's just the humans.