Tag: Florida

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Gopher Tortoise Walks Into Concrete, Saved By Florida’s Peace River Wildlife Center

Gopher Tortoise Walks Into Concrete, Saved By Florida’s Peace River Wildlife Center

The tortoise was found next to a house that was being built, and the sanctuary speculates the nest the tortoise came out of was on an adjacent propert [...]
Amelanistic Rattlesnake Found By Hikers In Florida

Amelanistic Rattlesnake Found By Hikers In Florida

The venomous snake is just a baby, which is when amelanistic and leucistic reptiles are most often seen in the wild. [...]
Florida Herper Posts Photos To Facebook Of Eastern Coral Snake Without Red Bands

Florida Herper Posts Photos To Facebook Of Eastern Coral Snake Without Red Bands

The snake is bright yellow in coloration with black bands, a black nose and yellow head. The red that normally appears next to the yellow bands of thi [...]
231 Burmese Pythons Removed From Florida Everglades During 2022 Python Challenge

231 Burmese Pythons Removed From Florida Everglades During 2022 Python Challenge

Past winner Dustin Crum, won $1,500 for capturing the longest snake, which measured 11 feet 0.24 inches. [...]
USFWS Proposes Protections For Florida Keys Mole Skink

USFWS Proposes Protections For Florida Keys Mole Skink

By 2060, 72 to 88 percent of the skink's native range will be underwater, the USFWS says. [...]
USARK Florida Proposes Captive Breeding of Diamondback Terrapins

USARK Florida Proposes Captive Breeding of Diamondback Terrapins

USARK FL has sent its proposal to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which may rule on the proposal. [...]
Rim Rock Crowned Snake Dies Trying To Eat Giant Centipede

Rim Rock Crowned Snake Dies Trying To Eat Giant Centipede

The rim rocked crowned snake was once found throughout Central Florida south to the Keys in pine rocklands. [...]
Florida FWC Seeks Input On Gopher Tortoise Permitting Guidelines

Florida FWC Seeks Input On Gopher Tortoise Permitting Guidelines

The gopher tortoise is a federally endangered species that is listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. [...]
Cottonmouth Snakes Are Eating Burmese Pythons In Florida Everglades

Cottonmouth Snakes Are Eating Burmese Pythons In Florida Everglades

Scientists have confirmed at least two cases of adult Florida cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus conanti) snakes eating young Burmese pythons. [...]
215 Pound Burmese Python Removed From Florida Everglades

215 Pound Burmese Python Removed From Florida Everglades

Since the launch of the conservancy’s python program in 2013, more than 1,000 pythons weighing more than 26,000 pounds have been removed from 100 squa [...]
Cedar Key Mole Skink May Get Endangered Species Protections

Cedar Key Mole Skink May Get Endangered Species Protections

The lizard, which is known to occupy several islands off Florida's Nature Coast, was first petitioned for protections in 2012. [...]
Captive Wildlife Permit Rules Changed In Florida

Captive Wildlife Permit Rules Changed In Florida

"Leaving Floridians’ livelihoods, businesses, hobbies and pets open to wide interpretation. . . is scary to all permit holders, especially those of us [...]
26 Eastern Indigo Snakes Released In Northern Florida

26 Eastern Indigo Snakes Released In Northern Florida

Eastern indigo snakes are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. [...]
Crocodile Put On No Fly List At Navy Air Station Key West

Crocodile Put On No Fly List At Navy Air Station Key West

American crocodiles are widely found in coastal areas and prefer waters with salinity. Sometimes they are found on US Navy airport runways. [...]
Lizard King Michael Van Nostrand Sentenced To 8 Months In Prison, Fined $100,000

Lizard King Michael Van Nostrand Sentenced To 8 Months In Prison, Fined $100,000

Van Nostrand, 55, was also ordered to immediately pay a fine of $100,000. That money will be paid directly to the Lacey Act Reward Fund. [...]
Nearly 8ft Eastern Indigo Snake Photographed By Georgia Biologists

Nearly 8ft Eastern Indigo Snake Photographed By Georgia Biologists

Biologists with Georgia Southern University Department of Biology who work with the species photographed the specimen at Fort Stewart. [...]
Cuban Treefrogs In Florida Carry Rat Lungworm Disease

Cuban Treefrogs In Florida Carry Rat Lungworm Disease

The state recommends that you euthanize the amphibian immediately and humanely once captured. [...]
Florida FWC Executive Order Helps Relocate Gopher Tortoises

Florida FWC Executive Order Helps Relocate Gopher Tortoises

The gopher tortoise is a federally endangered species that is listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). [...]
Florida Rule Prohibits Diamondback Terrapin Collection, Safer Blue Crab Traps

Florida Rule Prohibits Diamondback Terrapin Collection, Safer Blue Crab Traps

The rule also requires recreational blue crabbers to install turtle excluder devices in their traps. [...]
Florida’s Sunken Gardens Alligator Snapping Turtle, Mac, Passes Away

Florida’s Sunken Gardens Alligator Snapping Turtle, Mac, Passes Away

Mac, the popular alligator snapping turtle (Macrochelys temminckii) that has greeted visitors for more than 50 years at the Sunken Gardens in St. Pete [...]
Lizard King Michael Van Nostrand Charged With Illegally Trafficking Wildlife

Lizard King Michael Van Nostrand Charged With Illegally Trafficking Wildlife

Michael Van Nostrand, the man known as the “Lizard King” and who was sentenced to eight months in prison back in 1998 for smuggling protected wildlife [...]
2021 Florida Python Challenge Nets 223 Snakes

2021 Florida Python Challenge Nets 223 Snakes

The 2021 Florida Python Challenge saw hunters remove 223 of the invasive Burmese pythons (Python molurus bivittatus) from south Florida during the 10- [...]
Researchers Record First Instance of So-Called Penis Snake In Florida

Researchers Record First Instance of So-Called Penis Snake In Florida

The name is certainly peculiar, but the so-called penis snake is actually a caecilian and it was recorded living in Florida’s Miami-Date County in Oct [...]
Florida Man Buys Land To Help Save Local Gopher Tortoise Population

Florida Man Buys Land To Help Save Local Gopher Tortoise Population

A man on Marco Island in Florida has acquired a vacant plot of land next to his home to ensure that the gopher tortoises that live on the plot are ens [...]
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