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FWC busts Miami man for selling pythons on craigslist without proper licenses

May 26, 2010 

After receiving information that a Miami man was selling reticulated pythons on the Internet without proper licenses, investigators with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) went undercover to buy the reptiles of concern.  

National Safe Boating Week off to tragic start

May 24, 2010 

Adrian Flores-Cerros and three friends went out for a fun day of fishing and joy riding on Eagle Lake, a popular destination for Polk County boaters. Sadly for Flore-Cerros (D.O.B. 09/08/86) of 3384 Royal Oak Drive North, Mulberry, it was his final destination.  

FWC asks for help in removing tempting bear treats

May 24, 2010 

FWC wildlife biologists report that over the past weekend, there have been more than 50 calls regarding a bear near the River Ranch and the Pine Ridge subdivisions.  

Unfortunate weekend for panthers shouldn't reverse recent population growth

May 24, 2010 

Three panthers in three days met untimely ends on U.S. 41, a highway that cuts right through the middle of panther habitat in Collier County.  

Special events will promote boating safety

May 21, 2010 

The public is invited to an open house and boating safety day at Coast Guard Station Ponce de Leon Inlet on Tuesday, May 25, from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.  

This Father's Day - think fishing

May 21, 2010 

Make this Father's Day one for families, summer fun and tradition by going fishing in Florida, the Fishing Capital of the World. Surprise Dad with a family fishing outing and a 5-year freshwater fishing license, or give him an opportunity to catch a Florida bass worth a million dollars.  

Bear killed by vehicle; someone removes claws

May 21, 2010 

Someone removed the claws of a black bear killed Thursday night on U.S. 98 in Santa Rosa County. Possessing any body part of a bear is illegal, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).  

FWC, Coast Guard Auxiliary to train scouts on boating safety

May 21, 2010 

To kick off National Safe Boating Week, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary have teamed up to train approximately 100 pre-registered local Boy and Girl Scouts on boating safety.  

State announces early opening of summer oyster areas

May 20, 2010 

Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles H. Bronson and Chairman Rodney Barreto of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced Thursday that the summer oyster-harvesting areas in the Apalachicola Bay System will open at 12:01 a.m. Friday - 11 days early.  

FWC hears update on oil spill response

May 20, 2010 

Florida is open for business. This was the recurring theme at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) emergency workshop May 19 in St. Pete Beach. The Commission met to discuss agency plans and actions and public concerns related to the ongoing Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  

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FWC Facts:
Panthers are carnivores - meaning they eat meat only. A panther's diet includes deer, wild hogs, raccoons, armadillos, rabbits and even small alligators.

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