Hurricane making Florida's red tide worse
Spring breakers visiting Florida have noticed thousands of pounds of dead fish along beaches due to red tide. Researches believe Hurricane Ian shifted currents that created the environment for the red tide outbreak.
Florida man shoots alligator as it attacked dog in backyard: 'My heart just dropped'
We expect to see alligators in lakes around Florida, but what about in your backyard? A Deltona homeowner who asked not to be identified had to think fast when a gator started attacking his chocolate lab.
Sea turtles released back into Atlantic Ocean
In Flagler County, 10 sea turtles were released back into the wild on Tuesday. These little guys have been going through rehabilitation for three months now. Sea turtle nesting season has just begun in Florida.
Pet 7-foot gator removed from Texas home
Texas Game Wardens and zoo staff captured and removed a 7-foot-long alligator from a Texas home. The woman raised it as a pet.
Experts warn alligators more active with warmer winter
While alligator breeding season in Florida typically starts in April, Gatorland CEO Mark McHugh said people are observing and encountering alligators in places one normally would not see the reptiles this time of year.
Florida's prohibited reptiles: Group files motion against rules
The United States Association of Reptile Keepers, Florida, recently filed a motion against the state that, if approved, would repeal Florida’s rule restricting reptile ownership.
Proposed wildlife corridor across Florida
Imagine being able to hike or ride a bike across Florida from Pensacola all the way to Key West.
Owl on mend after rescue from storm shutter
An owl is on the mend after getting stuck in a storm shutter in Miami Gardens, and rescuing the bird out of there was no easy task. It took several minutes to free the owl with the homeowner's help. They placed the bird in a kennel and took it to the Pelican Harbor Seabird Station in Miami. The owl is now being treated for a broken foot.
Man facing charges after allegedly hitting shark with hammer
A Florida man is facing two misdemeanor charges after authorities allege he attacked a lemon shark with a hammer. The lemon shark is classified as a vulnerable species and it is illegal to fish for lemon sharks in Florida waters. The shark was never found so there was no way to determine if it lived or died.
Dog vs shark: Standoff thrills tourists on Bahamas boat tour
The sight of a massive hammerhead shark was a rare treat for 32 travelers on a tour boat in the Bahamas this week. But then, something stranger still: A dog dove from a nearby dock to confront the monstrous sea creature.
'Jesus lizard' sightings on rise in Florida
A non-native lizard is gaining ground across parts of Central and South Florida.
Hawk rescued after getting stuck in Topgolf net in Orlando
A red-tailed hawk that got stuck in a net at a Topgolf attraction in Orlando is recovering after it was rescued by Orange County firefighters on Tuesday evening.
Florida manatees continue to die off at alarming rate
Florida manatee deaths dropped last year from a record high, but experts are warning that they are still dying off at an alarming rate.
Invasive iguanas may be adapting to cold in Florida
When it gets cold in South Florida, the National Weather Service will often issue warnings about falling iguanas. Ongoing research suggests Florida’s falling iguana phenomenon could be rarer in the future — both due to climbing global temperatures from unchecked climate change and a shift in cold hardiness in the lizards themselves.
Red tide blooms threatening Florida shellfish industry
New technology may allow shellfish farmers to test for red tide toxins, allowing them to self-monitor the levels in their harvest.
Drone captures bear running through neighborhood of Florida town
A Florida man captured a black bear running through a Lake Placid neighborhood using a drone camera.
VIDEO: Hiker spots huge alligator crossing trail in Polk County
A hiker spotted a huge alligator crossing a trail earlier this month and captured the enormous reptile on video
VIDEO: Watch baby alligators hatch, and chirp for mom
Watch as baby alligators hatch from their eggs and 'chirp' for mom. The gators were recently born at Gatorland Orlando.
MUST WATCH: Mako shark jumps into crew's boat while fishing
Crew and guests were on a shark fishing expedition with Sea Ventures Charters watching the shark do acrobatics in the air. Moments later, the mako jumped from the ocean and nearly landed on a person on the boat in the now-viral video.
Gator eats gator: Paddleboarder records alligator's cannibalistic behavior
Video recorded by a paddleboarder in Florida shows a massive alligator having another gator as a snack. Tammy Shaw said she was paddling on Silver Springs in Marion County earlier this month when she spotted an approximately 11-foot alligator that was about the length of her paddleboard. Shaw said the gator was not shy about a recent kill.