• Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    JAVMA Probes Whether Burmese Pythons Are Mere Hype or Slithering Destructive Force

    ​Despite the string of national headlines, television specials, a federal ban, and grotesque photographs, it's becoming increasingly unclear whether Burmese pythons are permanently wrecking the Everglades or if they're just an overhyped nuisance. Earlier this year, scientists r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Expanding Snake Ban Could Cause Economic Woe, Feed Python Hype, Reptile Group Says

    ​Earlier this year, our cowboy-hat-wearing secretary of the interior, Ken Salazar, hosted a news conference in the Everglades to announce a federal ban on importing four species of snakes, including the much-loathed Burmese python. Now, a new proposal from Reps. Tom Rooney and Ted Deutch ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 2, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Hungry Hungry Pythons Decimate Mammal Populations in Everglades

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Burmese Pythons Can Survive in Saltwater. Damn.

    ​As if snakes large enough to swallow -- or at least try to swallow -- alligators in the Everglades aren't frightening enough, U.S. Geological Survey researchers delivered a bit of unsettling news this week about Burmese pythons. These massive beasts can't be held back by saltwater. The resea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Reminder From Broward County: Don't Mow Over Sea Cows

    snuzzy.comDon't run over manatees with your spaceship either.​Due to new rules from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the impending manatee season in Broward County, the Natural Resources Planning and Management Division would like to remind you not to slice up sea cows wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    Tea Party Hates Manatees, Says Protecting Them Is "Against the Bible"

    gatewaypundit.comManatees: Work of the devil.​Jesus apparently hated manatees, according to a new Tea Party platform circulating around Florida.Originating from the Citrus County Tea Party Patriots group, teabaggers are crying about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's intent to place restrictions ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    7-Foot Burmese Python Escapes in West Palm Beach

    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation CommissionThe 7-foot snake that was slithering around West Palm Beach​The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission isn't too happy with David T. Beckett after they say his 7-foot Burmese python escaped its enclosure and began wandering around res ... More >>

  • News

    May 26, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 26, 2011

    Burmese Pythons Not Going Anywhere

    Courtesy, AP/Everglades Nat'l Park​At left, you'll find the single most interesting picture taken in Florida in the last five years. (Other than this one, I mean.) Pictured is a 13-foot Burmese Python which has bitten off more than it can chew -- except the python has dispensed with the biting, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Animal Rights Activists Ask Amerijet to Stop Shipping Monkeys

    One of several injured monkeys photographed at a local research facility earlier this year.​Amerijet, the international cargo shipping corporation headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, is one of the few airlines that still transports research primates, specifically the ones used for controversial vivi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Delray Man Chops Tail Off Beached Sperm Whale; Can You Eat That?

    Photo: MicheleEve.comHogan tried to make off with this trophy from the whale that washed up in Delray Beach.​There are many fine restaurants in Delray Beach, but it seems one resident, Chris Hogan, prefers to see what the ocean surf is serving. This morning, it delivered an eight-foot sperm whale. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    A Night With Sea Turtle Hatchling Rescue in Fort Lauderdale

    ​Here is a heartbreaking video from YouTube, posted by an activist group known as Sea Turtle Oversight Protection. It's called "Ten Minutes in the Night of a Rescue Volunteer." The date of the clip is the evening of July 10, and a map shows the location where it was shot: on the sand behind the Sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Chillax, Bird-Watchers! Those Dead Shearwaters Are Not BP's Fault.

    Flickr: Callocephalon PhotographyThis is what a shearwater looks like when it's alive.​For those fretting about the effect of the Gulf spill on seabirds, fret not for the greater shearwaters. Yes, some 35 of those majestic birds have been found dead along the South Florida coast, from Delray to C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    A Breeder's View on the Proposed Python Ban

    Courtesy of Greg Bryant​Greg Bryant raises reticulated pythons, the longest snakes in the world. From the Retic Ranch in Delray Beach, he breeds animals that can grow to 20 feet and top 100 pounds and sells them around the world. His livelihood is now threatened by federal legislation, proposed la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Record Number of Florida Panthers Killed By Vehicles Last Year

    flickr.comA panther photographed in Palm Beach county last year.​One of the latest came at the end of December, on I-75 in western Broward county. It was a 110-pound male, crossing the highway around 1 a.m. Last year, 17 Florida panthers were killed by vehicles, according to the Florida Fish and W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2010

    Manatees to Pythons: A Rough Weekend For Local Wildlife

    Baby, it's cold outside.​Iguanas falling from the sky.Pythons slithering from the swamps and into suburban yards in search of warmth. It would make a great horror movie if it weren't true life. It's been so frigid in South Florida this week that 250 sea turtles in cold shock have already been pick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Dolphin Experts Weigh In; Any Gorilla-Killers in Lake Worth Mayoral Race?

    Dr. Rene Varela​ The local community of marine mammal experts is a relatively small one, so the Juice has been asking some high-level folks in the scientific community to weigh in on the recent controversy surrounding veterinarian Dr. Rene Varela, candidate for mayor of Lake Worth. One expert, wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    PETA Fretting Over Humane Deaths for Giant Snakes

    PETA says: Stun and decapitate​Florida Fish and Wildlife has yet to respond to a July 30th letter from Lori Kettler, senior counsel for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), concerning humane death for Florida's thousands of Burmese pythons. Tori Perry, senior cruelty caseworker at P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Man and Beast: State Bird Gets the Heave-Ho; Monkeys Go Home; Pythons Morph Into Man-Eaters

    The rock python's scary-sexy maw.​Amnesty Day is coming up on October 3, but that's amnesty for you, not for our scaly friends. Owners of exotic reptiles may turn in their anacondas at Gatorland in Orlando, no questions asked. It's time for Spot the reticulated python to find a new home, if he sur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    Please Don't Eat the Pythons... or Freeze the Iguanas

    Our friend, the Burmese python.​Wild critters in Florida have many subtle ways of fighting the predations of man. And now that Florida has declared open season on invasive pythons, it's a good bet that the snakes are going to have the last word, even if it's spoken with forked tongue. Python meat ... More >>

  • News

    September 3, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    Whacking Day Comes to South Florida

     The day is upon us. Yes, every Simpsons fan knows Whacking Day started in 1924 as an excuse to beat up the Irish. And yes, technically Texas has had organized snake whacking for years. But now Florida's bravest most cunning snake-hatingest citizens will descend upon the swamps of this state ... More >>

  • Film

    August 6, 2009

    Free Willy. Seriously.

    The Cove expertly exposes the horrific treatment of dolphins, but what about the uglies?

  • News

    February 26, 2009

    When Animal Activists Attack

    Bitten on the set of a Rick Ross video, Mark McCarthy now squares off against animal activists.

  • Calendar

    February 5, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    Are Slow Boats Bigger Threat for Grazing Sea Cows?

    Guess what, boaters? A researcher at Florida Atlantic University says that motoring slowly through designated manatee protection habitats may put the meandering sea cows at greater risk of getting hacked up by your boat's motor. Says Dr. Edmund Gerstein, the univer ... More >>

  • News

    July 3, 2008
  • News

    May 22, 2008

    Feelin' the Freak

    That Redline Frame of Mind 

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2008
  • News

    December 20, 2007

    See Cows?

    Somebody Bad Stole the Manatees

  • Calendar

    September 27, 2007
  • News

    August 16, 2007

    Fin be Gone

    Local entrepreneurs say they've perfected a sunblock with a twist: It repels sharks

  • Film

    November 16, 2006

    Dance of the Penguin

    That whole talking animal genre? Let's be done with it.

  • News

    November 2, 2006

    Off the Leash

    In the exotic pet universe, it's all about whose is weirder than whose.

  • News

    August 10, 2006

    Reef Madness

    Thanks to the Delray-Boynton pipe, there's a nitrate-stoked party down there.

  • Calendar

    August 18, 2005
  • Film

    July 14, 2005

    Miracle on Ice

    The life of the emperor penguin isn't easy, but it might make yours seem better

  • News

    June 23, 2005

    Attack of the Killer Weed

    Can a hardy little moth stop the fern that wants to eat the Everglades?

  • Film

    May 26, 2005

    Animal Crackers

    In Madagascar, the wild things romp, then roam.

  • Sports and Recreation

    May 12, 2005

    Best Place to Birdwatch

    Fern Forest Nature Center

  • Goods and Services

    May 12, 2005

    Best Pet Store

    Wild Cargo Pets & Supplies

  • Culture

    July 1, 2004

    Artful Ornithology

    The Norton's "Birdspace" takes us to a sprightlier world

  • Culture

    May 20, 2004
  • Goods and Services

    May 13, 2004

    Best Toy Store

    The Explore Store Museum of Discovery and Science Museum of Discovery and Science Museum of Discovery and Science

  • Calendar

    July 31, 2003

    Bug Out

    Who are you calling a lepidopteran?

  • Calendar

    November 14, 2002

    Big Top Guns

    The cats and cannons of the Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus have come to town

  • News

    August 22, 2002

    Net Free

    A whimsical journey on the wings of a butterfly

    By Susan Eastman

  • News

    July 18, 2002

    For the Birds

    Should 2700 little sparrows be allowed to hold up the reclaiming of the Everglades?

  • Calendar

    July 11, 2002

    Turtle Tryst

    Save the baby sea turtles!

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