Road Side Attractions

One cool about Florida is all the bizarre road side attractions. You will randomly come across them while driving on desolate back roads. People build them for fun, or to give life meaning, or whatever the reason. They often serve no obvious purpose, but over time they do pull us from our busy lives to […] »

Alligator attacks Peace River swimmer in Arcadia

Peace River Gator Attack
Good news everyone, it looks we have already BEAT our highest record of 16 gator attacks in 2001. It’s only July, but 2017 has BROKEN a new record already! Let’s keep up the great work! An alligator bit a man swimming in the Peace River Sunday afternoon — this is one of four attacks to […] »

Alligator attacks man diving for golf balls

alligator golf ball
July 8 (UPI) — A Florida man diving for golf balls in a golf course pond was attacked by an alligator. Scott Lahodik, 51, was hired by the Rotonda Golf and Country Club in Rotonda, Fla. to remove all the golf balls from the course’s ponds. But while he was doing his job, an alligator […] »

Hot Air Balloon Crash Lands into Pond Full of Alligators

A hot air balloon carrying 17 people ended with an emergency landing in an alligator-infested pond. “Orlando Balloon Rides” said in a statement: “The pilot of an Orlando Balloon Rides passenger balloon is being praised after making a split second decision to intentionally make a water landing this morning. A change of wind direction at […] »

Florida Golfer Fights Off Alligator with Putter

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. Every golfer needs a putter he can rely on — especially when an alligator decides to play through. North Fort Myers resident Tony Aarts used his Cleveland Golf putter to subdue a 10-foot gator that attacked him Wednesday as he was approaching the fourth hole at Magnolia Landing Golf & Country Club. […] »