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Florida Gopher Tortoise Day is all about community awareness!

April 03, 2017 

Florida Gopher Tortoise Day is being celebrated on April 10, with the FWC encouraging communities, organizations and individuals to help conserve this threatened species. 

Sturgeon returning to the Suwannee River

April 03, 2017 

Going slow is recommended to reduce the risk of impact and to have more reaction time if a jumping sturgeon is encountered. Boaters are always encouraged to wear their life jackets at all times while on the water. 

FWC documents panther kittens north of Caloosahatchee River

March 27, 2017 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has verified the presence of at least two panther kittens north of the Caloosahatchee River in southwest Florida. These kittens are presumed to be the offspring of the first wild female panther documented north of the river since 1973. 

Keep a lookout for manatees in motion this spring

March 22, 2017 

From April 1 through Nov. 15, seasonal manatee zones require boaters to slow down in certain areas to prevent manatees from being struck by motorboats or personal watercraft.  

Contracted nuisance alligator trappers sought for western Polk County

March 16, 2017 

To learn more about becoming a contracted nuisance alligator trapper and to apply online, visit MyFWC.com/Alligator and click on “Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program.”  

FWC plans prescribed burn on Lake Okeechobee

March 14, 2017 

The FWC is planning to conduct a prescribed burn on 2,500 acres of Lake Okeechobee between the Kissimmee River and Buckhead Ridge Canal. 

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for March 18 in Miami

March 13, 2017 

The FWC and Zoo Miami are holding an Exotic Pet Amnesty Day event on March 18 at the zoo. People can surrender their exotic pets at the event without penalty or cost, whether they are being kept legally or illegally.  

Growing Florida panther population can lead to increased interactions with people

March 13, 2017 

Over the past few decades, the panther population has grown significantly. As the population grows, the chance for interaction between panthers and humans also increases – which can be bad for both people and panthers. 

Be a citizen-scientist this horseshoe crab spawning season

March 09, 2017 

Biologists with the FWC are asking the public to report horseshoe crab sightings. For 15 years, citizens have reported horseshoe crab sightings to the FWC, providing important information about population distribution.  

Help plan the future of the Bullfrog Creek Wildlife and Environmental Area

March 09, 2017 

A 10-year plan for the Bullfrog Creek Wildlife and Environmental Area will be presented at a public hearing in Hillsborough County on Thursday, March 16. 

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The black racer snake usually swallows it prey while still alive. It is a very common species – perhaps the most frequently seen snake in Florida.

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