Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Scientist: Florida Python Hunt Didn't Help Control ThreatAs Florida prepares to unleash the public in another hunt for Burmese pythons in the Everglades, an analysis of data from the first Python Challenge shows that the 2013 spectacle didn't do anything to curb the invasive snake's population in the wetlands, a scientist said Monday.
Fisherman Catches Nearly 2-Foot-Long ShrimpFisherman Steve Bargeron hooked the huge crustacean at a dock in Fort Pierce.
500-Pound Alligator Attacks 9-Year-Old Boy In Lake A 9-year-old boy is recovering after he fought off a 500-pound alligator in a lake, according to wildlife officials.
Burmese Pythons Hatching All Over Southwest Florida, Increasing Threat To Wildlife
Florida Woman Recovering After Bear Attack Wildlife officials are warning residents to watch out for bears on the move, particularly after a central Florida woman was attacked by a bear outside her home.
Panther Released Into The Wild Last Year Has DiedAn endangered Florida panther that was rescued as a kitten has died less than a year after being released back into the wild.
2nd Bear Suspected In Woman's Mauling EuthanizedAnother bear has been trapped and euthanized in a central Florida neighborhood where a woman walking her dogs was mauled.
Florida Won't Repeat Public Python Hunt Next YearA public hunt for Burmese pythons in Florida's Everglades won't be repeated next year, a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman said Monday.
Record Number Of Green Sea Turtle Nests Counted Florida wildlife officials are reporting a record number of green sea turtle nests.
Storm, Shutdown Hamper Sea Turtle Monitoring Although Karen lost its punch before it could strike Florida's Panhandle, rough surf from the storm and the ongoing federal government shutdown hampered efforts on Sunday to monitor sea turtles along some of northwest Florida's pristine beaches.
Fish And Wildlife Commission Debates Deer Ban
Gator Bites North Fla. Man Working On DockAn alligator bit a man on the leg while he was working on a dock at Lake Jeffery in north Florida.

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