Mosquitoes forced to feed off diseased rats because of pythons taking over the Everglades

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 »

Florida Man Cuts Girlfriend with Her Dead Mom’s Urn

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Weapons come in all forms. Sometimes, our people get very creative and expand from the standard repertoire of guns and machetes.

Chad Rupp is a 26-year-old Florida Man who lives in Key West. On Wednesday night, he earned his awful wings and ended up on our site for weaponizing a sacred object.

Him and his girlfriend were out on a nice date at Burger King, when they got into an argument in the parking lot. Full Story »

Florida Man Uses Air Gun to Protect his Curb Trash from Kids

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Saying “I run this street, not the cops,” a Tavernier man threatened two kids with an air rifle Thursday when he saw them walking down his road, police say.

James Joyce, 53, reportedly believed the youths, ages 11 and 14, were rummaging through stuff he put to the curb as trash on West Indies Road. It was about 7 p.m., according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputy Becky Herrin said Joyce saw the kids in front of his house on the street and yelled at them to get away from his property. When they didn’t immediately leave, he went inside, retrieved what looked to the kids and neighbors like a black rifle and waved it around. Full Story »

Rednecks go Shark Fishin’ Using a Fat Belly as Bait

Man bitten by nurse shark

Rednecks Go Shark Fishin’ Using a Fat Belly

If only we could train nurse sharks to bite dicks off, we could help control our Florida Man epidemic. This little fella made a brave attempt at vasectomizing one of these creatures, but was killed in the process.

Posted by WTF Florida? on Wednesday, September 27, 2017

So, a Clay County man went to the Keys and somehow managed to get a nurse shark attached to his body.

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