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FWC seeking observations of native reptiles, amphibians in the Florida Keys

June 17, 2015 

People submitting sightings can include photos on the reporting Web page, which contains photos to help identify the target reptile species, and FWC scientists will identify submitted photos of unknown reptile and amphibian species. For the next year, researchers will also be conducting a pilot project in the Keys, testing effective survey methods and collecting distributional information and genetic samples.  

Man arrested for killing Key deer

June 15, 2015 

Grant Wilson of Big Pine Key was arrested June 13, for killing a Key deer. Wilson shot the deer with a pellet gun and hid the carcass in mangroves just outside of his property. 

Public invited to discuss proposed designation of Critical Wildlife Area at Cape Romano Shoals

June 12, 2015 

The FWC, in partnership with Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, is hosting two public workshops to discuss the proposed designation of a Critical Wildlife Area at Cape Romano Shoals, also known as Second Chance, located approximately nine miles south of Marco Island in Collier County.  

Help plan the future of Aucilla Wildlife Management Area

May 05, 2015 

A 10-year plan for the Aucilla WMA will be presented at a public hearing beginning at 7 p.m. May 12 at the Jefferson County Courthouse Annex. The public is invited to attend, ask questions and comment.  

FWC removal efforts target Nile monitors; public can help

April 09, 2015 

The FWC is on the lookout for Nile monitor lizards in Palm Beach County and is increasing efforts to locate and remove them. You can help by photograpingh and reporting any Nile monitor sightings; reports can greatly assist wildlife managers in directing removal efforts. 

Discover the wild side of the woods

April 09, 2015 

If you’ve ever wanted to explore the woods with a guide, your golden opportunity is Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the 18th annual “Welcome to the Woods” event at Seminole Forest Wildlife Management Area in Lake County. 

Alligators, crocodiles get active this time of year

April 09, 2015 

The FWC recommends keeping pets away from the water. There are other precautionary measures people should take to reduce the chances of conflicts with alligators and crocodiles and brochures are available at MyFWC.com/Alligator and MyFWC.com/Crocodile. 

All turtles are not equal; the gopher tortoise lives on land so don’t ‘help’ it into water

April 03, 2015 

Gopher tortoises often nest in dunes adjacent to sea turtle nesting beaches. Make sure you don't mistake them for sea turtles and "help" nestlings into the sea, since gopher tortoises do not swim well and easily drown. 

Springtime brings close encounters of manatees, boaters

April 01, 2015 

Boaters can enjoy opportunities to observe one of Florida’s unique species but to avoid colliding with manatees, people on the water should take basic steps such as slowing down, watching out for the animals and complying with regulations in manatee zones. 

Bat maternity season starts April 15

March 26, 2015 

For bats that roost in structures such as houses and other buildings, guidelines have been developed to more effectively and safely exclude bats when it is not their maternity season in Florida.  

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