In the Florida Python Challenge, is it possible to kill a python with a gun? These are the guidelines

Burmese Python in the Everglades – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Heiko Kiera Killing pythons might be the answer to your quest for a $10,000 increase in wealth. Beginning in August, hunters are encouraged to euthanize as many invasive Burmese pythons as they can as part of the Florida Python Challenge. However, it is against

Registration for the Florida Python Challenge opens

Burmese Python. Photo: Vince Adam/Shutterstock.com On Thursday, the Florida Python Challenge 2024 officially opened for registration. From August 9–18, the yearly competition helps eradicate non-native, invasive Burmese pythons from seven lands controlled by the Commission in South Florida. It is available to both experts and beginners. $10,000 will be awarded to the most pythons removed.

A 50-foot sperm whale washes up on a sandbar off the Florida coast of Venice

Sperm whale in water – Courtesy: Animalgraphy Update: Sperm whale has died. Off the Florida shore of Venice Beach, authorities made an effort to assist a 50-foot beached whale on Sunday. By Sunday night, officials had revised their estimates of the whale’s length and weight, which had been 50 feet long and 50,000–70,000 pounds. The

Two excavating in a Florida park covertly turned out 224 historical relics

Withlacoochee River Florida Scenic Landscape – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Essence of a Memory The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that when Florida wildlife officials discovered relic hunters unlawfully excavating in the Withlacoochee State Forest, hundreds of historic objects were retrieved. 224 “indigenous artifacts” in total were discovered, according to a press

Florida purchases panther habitat where native leader lived during the Seminole Wars

Davie, FL, USA – Photo of Major William Lauderdale and The Seminole Wars memorial statue – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Felix Mizioznikov In an effort to aid wildlife in moving north and away from the center of the Everglades, the state recently purchased a sizable portion of land close to Devil’s Garden in Hendry

Upon the discovery of a bear at Disney World, portions of Magic Kingdom were closed

Magic Kingdom, Orlando, FL. — Courtesy: Shutterstock — dorengo5 According to a press release from the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, a bear that forced partial closures at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom on Monday was safely captured and is being transferred. “In most cases, it is best for bears to be given space

Florida wildlife officials considering new set of regulations to protect seabirds at Skyway Fishing Pier

Skyway Fishing Pier – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by kesterhu ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Between fishhooks and line entanglements, the Skyway Fishing Pier is the center of where several brown pelicans have sadly died. Previous cases of red tide wiped out the majority of the food source causing them to head to the pier for

Sea creature trudging throughout waters off Florida park perplexes social media users

Creature found swimming in Florida similar to Lochness Monster, as pictured – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by: Yulia_Bogomolova Video of a mysterious, 15-foot-long creature that was spotted swaying in the waters near a local park in Edgewater, Florida, is proving difficult to identify. On September 9 on the Indian River North near Menard-May Park, Joe

Palm Island Park reopens after ‘aggressive alligator’ forced a temporary closure

American Alligator Near River in Florida – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Jim Schwabel Palm Island Park in Mount Dora, Florida, reopened on Monday morning after being temporarily closed over the weekend due to an “aggressive alligator.” The Mount Dora Police Department posted early Sunday morning that the park would remain closed because of the

Red snapper season set to start in Gulf state and federal waters off Florida

Red Snapper School of Fish – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by SergeUWPhoto PINELLAS COUNTY, Fl. – It’s time to catch some red snapper. The recreational red snapper season will begin on June 17 in Gulf state and Florida federal waters and stay open through July 31 with 12 days during the fall.  The season will