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Florida community being overrun with ‘aggressive’ wild hogs

SUN CITY CENTER, Fla. — Homeowners in Sun City Center say they’re dealing with a population explosion of wild hogs — and they have...

Man bitten by gator he mistook for dog

NORTH PORT, FL — A 49-year-old man was bitten by an alligator in North Port early Tuesday morning after mistaking the reptile for a...

FL Man Survives Lightning Strike | PLUS: Feed Wrong Birds, Go To Jail

CLICK ORLANDO – Central Florida emergency responders reported a man carrying a fishing pole was injured during a lightning strike Saturday night. The 911 call...

Burmese Pythons Beware, Ron DeSantis Is Coming for You

On November 9, the Palm Beach Post reported the first "credible" sightings of Burmese pythons in Florida's Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.

Florida Residents Warned: ‘Stay Away From Bodies Of Water’ – Is That Even Possible?

An alligator trapper is warning people and pets to stay away from bodies of water after a woman's dog was attacked and killed by one. The gator responsible in the attack was captured and killed off of the West Orange Trail in Winter Garden.

DeSantis Announces Python Hunting Contest

Professional python hunters and amateurs alike have a chance to win prizes in Florida's annual hunt for the biggest snakes — the Burmese pythons that are ravaging the state's native species.

Florida Pythons Have Met Their Match

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is implementing a new tool to help find invasive Burmese pythons in the Everglades ecosystem. The FWC’s new Detector Dog Team is now up and running, removing Burmese pythons from the wild.

Is Florida Doing Enough To Exterminate Invasive Species?

In fact, non-native reptile species now outnumber native reptiles by 3 to 1 in Florida.

Florida Python Hunters Unleash The Hounds

"There's so many tools in the toolbox and we're using them all. This is our latest tool," FWC Chairman Rodney Barreto said during a tracking event Thursday at the Southern Glades Wildlife and Environmental Area. "It's a team effort to eradicate the python. ... If we replumb the Everglades and there's no native wildlife back, we have failed."

Grocery Workers Clamor For Vaccine Priority

Eleven states have no clear plan for prioritizing grocery workers.

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