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Who Are the 55 Bodies Buried at the Dozier School?
Offbeat  (tags: Florida, school, bodies, children, USA )

- 6 days ago -
Forensic anthropologists are disinterring the remains of children at a Florida reform school. Former students hope the dig will provide answers about alleged child abuse within the school's walls.
Thugs Who Were Videoed 'Cannonballing' Manatees Face Up to a YEAR in Jail After They Admitted Attacking Endangered Animals
Offbeat  (tags: manatees, attacked, thugs, florida, federal charges, cruelty, cannon balled )

- 47 days ago -
Two Florida men who recorded video of themselves luring a pair manatees in a canal near Cape Canaveral to a dock so they could 'cannonball' the animals pleaded guilty Thursday to federal endangered species charges.
Sea Turtles Make Their Annual Run for the Water
Offbeat  (tags: Loggerhead sea turtles, Florida, USA, annual run )

- 49 days ago -
March signals the beginning of the annual sea turtle nesting season in Florida, where loggerhead and green sea turtles are found in numbers not seen anywhere else in the United States.
Large South American Lizard With Sharp Teeth and Powerful Jaws Is the Latest Invasive Species to Wreak Havoc in Florida
Offbeat  (tags: South American lizard, Florida, large teeth, offbeat )

- 55 days ago -
First it was pythons, then it was wild boars and then came the 'football-sized' toads, but there's a new invasive species setting up residence in Florida and it has wildlife officials worried about what it might do to the state's fragile ecosystem.
Wanted: Crocodile Response Agents
Offbeat  (tags: crocodiles, job vacancy, Florida, USA, crocodile response agents, offbeat )

- 88 days ago -
Florida's Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is advertising for crocodile response agents, no previous experience required.
Forget Peanuts! Homeless Elephants Who Were Taken in By Florida Sanctuary Eat 300 Oranges a Day
Offbeat  (tags: Elephants, homeless, Florida, sanctuary, keepers, oranges, mammals, 300, peanuts, eats, offbeat )

- 207 days ago -
New habit surprises keepers, who don't normally feed the mammals citrus.
Just a Kitten at Heart: World's Oldest Tiger Plays Like a Cub in a Water Fountain - Video
Offbeat  (tags: Tampa, Florida, Flavio, worlds, oldest, tiger, plays, fountain, cub, kitten, heart )

- 246 days ago -
The world's oldest known tiger proves age really is a number, Flavio, a Siberian/ Bengal Tiger is 24 years old and plays like a cub in a water fountain at Tampa, Florida.
Explosions Rock Florida Gas Plant
Offbeat  (tags: USA, Gas, Plant, Florida, Explosions )

- 267 days ago -
At least eight people were injured by a series of explosions at a gas plant in the US state of Florida, officials say.
Bruce Springsteen Dedicates 'American Skin (41 Shots)' to Trayvon Martin
Offbeat  (tags: Trayvon Martin, Zimmerman, Florida, Bruce Springsteen, music, shooting, justice, civil case, acquitted )

- 280 days ago -
Springsteen wrote the song in response to the 1999 shooting death of Amadou Diallo, an unarmed man who was killed by four New York City police officers who said they thought Diallo had pulled a gun on them.
The Rage So Many of Us Feel   video
Offbeat  (tags: Trayvon Martin, African-American, Sanford, Florida, George Zimmerman, second degree, murder, trial, verdict, not guilty, #JusticeForTrayvon, angry grandpa, video )

- 281 days ago -
An angry grandpa speaks out about the murderer Zimmerman trial verdict. Warning: explicit language.
Conservation Increases the Population of Florida Panther, Florida's State Animal
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, panthers, Florida, conservation )

- 369 days ago -
The Florida panther, a subspecies of the cougar family, scientifically known as Puma concolor coryi, is considered a unique subspecies that is only found in the state of Florida in the United States. The Puma concolor subspecies is known by different
South Florida Sees a Message From Above
Offbeat  (tags: angel, sky, clouds, pope Francis, Florida, photos, pareidolia, contrails )

- 401 days ago -
A message from above? That's what several South Florida residents thought after looking toward the sky on the day a new pope was named. Most saw an angel in the clouds and grabbed their cameras to document the vision.
"Save The Florida Panther Day" Is Saturday In Florida
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, panthers, Florida )

- 404 days ago -
This Saturday has been designated as "Save the Florida Panther Day" in the state of Florida, the last stronghold of these big cats.
My Video of Wild Key Deer in Key West Florida (Video)   video
Offbeat  (tags: key deer, key west, florida, deer, wild animals, video, cute, interesting, off-beat, odd, wildlife )

- 728 days ago -
Here is a video that I actually took! I saw these 3 beautiful deer in a parking lot in Key West. Key Deer are a different, smaller breed of deer that live only in the Florida Keys. Sorry the video is so shaky, but it is rare to get so close!
Florida Inmates Adopt Abandoned Dogs In New Prison Program
Offbeat  (tags: Florida, jail, prison, dogs, cats, adopt, good news, animals, interesting, news, odd, off-beat, pets, protection, safety, society, unusual )

- 729 days ago -
Earlier this month, a prison in southern Washington launched the "Cuddly Catz" program, a collaboration with local animal shelters aimed at giving stray cats a second chance by placing them in the temporary care of approved inmates.

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