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Famed escapee Buddy the beefalo adjusting to life in Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Officials at a Florida sanctuary say that a bison hybrid who roamed the woods in Connecticut for months after escaping on the way to a slaughterhouse has adjusted to his new life. Critter Creek Farm Sanctuary in Gainesville posted on Facebook this month that Buddy the...
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Honey locally sourced in Florida helping sea turtles heal

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — Animal lovers all over Palm Beach County, Florida, are contributing to the healing of sea turtles at Loggerhead Marinelife Center. Sierra Malnove is a beekeeper and founder of Palm Beach Creamed Honey Co. She’s one of several beekeepers who offer honey to Loggerhead as a healing therapy for the turtles’ wounds.
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How could Charlotte County wipe out Florida's scrub jay?

Charlotte County government is confronting the possibility that the threatened Florida scrub-jay will disappear if the county pursues the plan it proposed to federal regulators. The county is in the midst of a 30-year permit with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that requires it to meet several steep challenges to...
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Florida has a Coyote problem, and it’s only getting worse

Florida is known for its diverse wildlife—most of which is constrained to the confines of the Everglades. But just because we can’t see what’s out there, doesn’t mean we don’t know it exists. Thanks to documentaries, wildlife photographers, and preservation teams, Florida’s wildlife is well documented and preserved enough to...
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Florida man who shot and killed police K-9 named Fang after high-speed pursuit gets 25 years behind bars

Florida man who shot and killed police K-9 named Fang after high-speed pursuit gets 25 years behind bars. JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA: A 19-year-old man who killed a police K-9 named Fang two years ago has been sentenced to 25 years behind bars. On Wednesday, October 28, Jhamel Malik Paskel was sentenced in Duval County Circuit Court after being tried as an adult. At the time of his arrest, Paskel was 17. He was arrested … Read more.
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Florida teen bitten by shark

WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (CBS12) — A 14-year-old boy went to the hospital to be treated for a shark bite. The Walton County Sheriff's Office said the incident happened Thursday afternoon about 40 yards from shore near a fishing line in the Gulf near Grayton Beach State Park. Authorities on scene...