Tag Archives: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Alligators on the move

Recent flooding and a rise in temperatures has alligators moving. A recent string of attacks within the last month has proven that. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FMs Liana Charles reports on the story of a Gainesville man who had a serious encounter with a huge “gator” and wrote a book about it and …

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No wake zone on Suwannee River

Water levels in north Florida rivers are still rising as rainfall from Tropical Storm Debby drains into rivers and tributaries.  WUFT-FM’s Denise Toledo has details on the latest river impacted–a stretch of the Suwannee River.  She talked with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman Karen Parker about the idle-speed, …

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Speed restrictions on Santa Fe River

Water levels are way up on the Santa Fe River, and that’s led the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to impose some boating speed restrictions.  A 32 mile stretch of the river from O’Leno State Park to where the were Santa Fe meets the Suwannee is now under an …

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Tips to avoid alligator attacks

A Gainesville man is recuperating after being attacked by a 9-foot alligator near a homeless campsite in the woods east of South Main Street last evening.  Alligator attacks are not uncommon in Florida, especially this time of year when more people are outdoors and recreating near water bodies.  Florida’s 89.1, …

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Homosassa woman seriously injured in airboat accident

Florida Fish and Wildlife officials are investigating an airboat accident that left a Homosassa woman seriously injured.  The accident happened on Sunday by the Withlachoochee River when 31 year old Nicole Aspinwall was with 37 year old Robert  Miller and her children. Investigators for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission report the four were parked on the dry …

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Gainesville residents going bananas over wild monkey roaming the city

The monkey business continues as the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission searches for the Patas monkey first spotted last week in Gainesville.  FWC Public Information Coordinator Karen Parker says, while Patas monkeys can be aggressive, this animal seems to present no danger. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/04/Parker2.mp3] If the monkey is spotted, Parker …

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Miami blue butterfly gains permanent protection

A species that was brought back from the edge of extinction just a few years ago has now gained permanent protection.  The Miami blue butterfly’s endangered designation was set to expire at the end of last week, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided to formally list the …

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Hawthorne man killed in airboat accident

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation commission is investigating a fatal airboat accident that occured Tuesday morning on the Rodman Reservoir in Putnam County.  According to a FWC news release, Phillip Howard Taylor, 64, of Hawthorne, was operating the airboat and was killed.  The airboat took a sharp right turn …

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