“It was a frenzy,” said wildlife biologist Ian Bartoszek of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Full Story »
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An alligator and a Burmese Python were spotted in a standoff at “The Golf Club at Fiddler’s Creek” in Naples, Florida. Entangled together, they seem to both be determined to kill each other, trapping themselves in an endless and futile battle. Like many of us. Full Story »
Naples (WTFF) – A Floridian got smacked by a bear outside his home.
Andy Meunier was taking his dog outside on Tuesday evening, when he turned around and saw a bear hanging out a feet away. Full Story »
(WTFF) – Put on extra pairs of socks before you step into your sandals this week, because Florida’s gonna get really f*cking cold and we’re all gonna die*. Full Story »
It now appears that two of Florida’s worst environmental issues have joined forces.
Invasive Burmese pythons are disrupting the Everglades to the point where mammals are now extremely scarce, and mosquitoes are forced to feed off rats that carry dangerous viruses.
A new study published in the journal Biology Letters from the University of Florida claims that mammals have become so rare in the Everglades that mosquitoes are now feeding off the hispid cotton rat, a rodent which is one of the only known hosts of a mosquito-borne virus called the Everglades virus.
Everglades virus causes fever, headache and in some rare cases, encephalitis (inflammation of the brain). Full Story »
MARCO ISLAND, Fla. – A Marco Island woman said she was attacked and held at gunpoint in her own home – all because of comments she made on Snapchat. Andrew Kelbe, 20, and Kendall Feehan, 18, face charges of armed burglary and assault after Kortni Mirarcki, 18, of Marco Island said they entered her home and attacked her. Full Story »
A Collier County fifth-grade teacher is free on bond after his arrest Tuesday on drug charges.
Jason Siciliano, 40, who teaches at Osceola Elementary School in North Naples, faces one count each of possessing a controlled substance and possessing or using narcotics paraphernalia. Full Story »
A Florida man allegedly punched an off-duty sergeant after being confronted for rolling a blunt in public. Full Story »