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By Brandon Jones On Saturday, August 10th, 2019
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Dr Pol talks about becoming a vet, treating camels, an alligator, a Belgian intersex horse

The Incredible Dr. Pol, currently airing its 15th season Saturday nights on Nat Geo Wild, centers around Dr. Jan Pol, his family, and his staff, as they deal with their clients and their various critters they assist More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, June 26th, 2018
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Florida: Police drive alligator back to lake after it wandered near a CVS and Speedway gas station

An amusing story comes from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in Florida, which wrote about an incident on Facebook: an alligator was driven back to a lake after made a trip to a CVS and speedway. “YOU More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
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Tampa Repticon 2017: Thousands gather for exotic pet show

Thousands of exotic pet owners flooded the Florida State Fairgrounds for the most recent Tampa Repticon. From reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, spiders, and exotic animals, Repticon is a place to find almost More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, June 16th, 2016
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Body of Lane Graves, toddler snatched by alligator at Disney resort, found

The body of the 2-year-old boy snatched by an alligator at a Disney resort in Florida, The Grand Floridian, has been found, ending a desperate 18-hour search that began as a rescue operation and eventually became More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, June 11th, 2016
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Florida man Richard Zachary Taylor identified as dead body found in alligator

Lakeland police on Friday identified the man whose body was found in an alligator ‘s mouth earlier this week. Lakeland Police Department Sergeant Gary Gross identified the man as Richard Zachary Taylor, age 72. More...

By Zach Jones On Saturday, May 28th, 2016
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Florida man, Jessie Kingsinger, loses arm to alligator while evading police

A Florida man running from the law ran into an alligator and the disastrous situation was worse, ultimately losing a hand. Jessie Kingsinger, 21, ran from police but ignored an alligator warning sign and swam across More...

By Zach Jones On Monday, August 31st, 2015
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Repticon presents Firexpo in September

That annual extravaganza of reptiles, amphibians, and all manner of exotic animals, the Florida International Reptile Expo, or FIRExpo presented by Repticon, returns next month! It will run again in the same location More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, July 13th, 2015
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Mehgan Heaney-Grier previews Discovery Channel’s ‘Treasure Quest Snake Island’

Dive Master and Women’s Diver’s Hall of Fame member Mehgan Heaney-Grier previewed Discovery Channel’s new adventure series: Treasure Quest: Snake Island. Talking with Dispatch Radio in an exclusive More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
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Tommie Woodward identified who ignored alligator warning, then killed while swimming

A man who apparently ignored the risks of the alligators in a river and jumped in the water, despite warning signs, is dead after being attacked. Orange County Police have identified the victim as Tommie Woodward, More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, November 13th, 2014
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Thousands turnout at Tampa Repticon: Lizards, snakes, hedgehogs oh my

Tampa “herpers” gathered for Repticon at the Florida State Fairgrounds, enjoying massive or strange looking creatures. Known as Repticon Tampa, this is one of the large events for herpetology hobby enthusiasts, More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, January 11th, 2013
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Mr Teeth, the marijuana guarding caiman died, reports Oakland zoo

Back in November a pot bust story included a 5-foot alligator-like creatures (Caiman) which were allegedly used by his owner to guard drugs in Castro Valley. Sadly, one of the reptiles, nicknamed Mr. Teeth, has More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, January 3rd, 2013
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Body of missing Florida boater Jason Cobb found in Lake Jesup

The body of missing Volusia boater Jason Cobb was found Wednesday in Lake Jesup, where he and a friend disappeared Saturday. UPDATE ON CHARLIE JACKSON HERE Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, December 31st, 2012
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Charlie Jackson, Jason Cobb, Florida men feared dead after bachelor party boating accident in gator infested waters

Search and rescue teams in Florida are hunting for two bachelor party revellers feared dead after they were ‘ejected’ off a boat into alligator-infested waters, authorities stated Sunday. LATEST UPDATE More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, December 10th, 2012
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Puerto Rico overrun by Caimans as heavy rains flood the island

Heavy rains have turned the Puerto Rican coast into a haven for caimans. Spectacled Caiman, St. Louis Zoo, Saint Louis, Missouri, 2005. Robert Lawton The caimans, relatives of alligators, have exploded in and around More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 28th, 2012
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Carol Hough, 84-year-old Florida woman attacked, loses an arm

An elderly woman in Leesburg, Florida had her arm severed off Wednesday morning in a vicious alligator attack. Photo/Enfield Connecticut Police Department Carol Hough, age 84, fell into the canal behind her mobile More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, June 23rd, 2012
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Alligator wearing a collar caught at bus stop in Connecticut

Near the Connecticut River, residents were a bit surprised when a 2-3 foot alligator was captured in Enfield, Connecticut. WWLP reports how an alligator, wearing a collar, was nabbed at a bus stop. Enfield police More...

By deskofbrian On Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
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Albert Miller, age 75, grabbed and dragged by alligator while playing golf

Lake Ashton Golf and Country Club — that 15th hole is a killer. Florida man is recovering at home today after a nine-foot alligator interrupted his golf outing  by trying to eat him. Photo of the Gator here. “You’ll More...


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