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Strange Mail Contest
Offbeat  (tags: Ripley's Believe It Or Not, Strange Mail, Contest, Orlando, Florida, winners )

Dandelion
- 21 days ago - floridaattractions.org
For the Strange Mail Contest, Ripley's wants to see what weird objects the public can mail to its corporate headquarters in Orlando. The catch is -no packaging of any kind is allowed.
Bear Lies Down for a Break in Hammock in Florida Backyard
Offbeat  (tags: animals, Florida, black bears, interesting, funny, unusual, wildlife )

Carrie
- 108 days ago - nbcnews.com
A black bear took a much-needed break in a backyard hammock after spending the night knocking over trash cans and scaring residents in a Daytona Beach neighborhood Thursday.
Who Are the 55 Bodies Buried at the Dozier School?
Offbeat  (tags: Florida, school, bodies, children, USA )

Ray
- 153 days ago - bbc.co.uk
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.
Explosions Rock Florida Gas Plant
Offbeat  (tags: USA, Gas, Plant, Florida, Explosions )

Ray
- 414 days ago - bbc.co.uk
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 )

Nancy
- 427 days ago - rollingstone.com
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 )

Brian
- 428 days ago - youtube.com
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 )

Cher
- 516 days ago - daynews.com
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 )

Angelika
- 548 days ago - wptv.com
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 )

Cher
- 551 days ago - nationalparkstraveler.com
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 )

Lindsey
- 875 days ago - youtube.com
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 )

Lindsey
- 877 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
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.
Florida Family Rescue Beached Dolphin Stranded (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: Florida, family, rescue, dolphin, beached, good news, happy news, animals, interesting, wildlife, protection )

Lindsey
- 890 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Kerry Ware and her family were on a boat near Fort George Island, Fla., when they saw a beached dolphin stranded on a sandbar, ABC News reports. "It was just flapping and it looked really helpless so we stopped the boat to see what was going on,"
Monkees' Davy Jones Dies, Florida Town Remembers His Kindness
Offbeat  (tags: Davey Jones, Monkees, singer, Florida, dead, sadness, music )

Lindsey
- 930 days ago - tcpalm.com
Davey Jones, from The Monkees lived in Stuart, Fl only 20 minutes away from me. I wanted to share this article from my town to share how well he is remembered by this place and how much he will be missed. He was even at my college last month.
In Florida, Ranchers Make Room For The Big Cats Who Want To Eat Their Cattle
Offbeat  (tags: florida, ranchers, predators, florida panthers, coexistence, survival, recovering )

Simone
- 1077 days ago - fastcompany.com
Panthers are back. Florida's still-imperiled big cat--one of the largest in the country--has bounced back from just 20 individuals to more than 160 during the last 30 years. But it's now in danger of suffering from its own (modest) success.
Robot Deer Saves Innocent Wildlife From Illegal Hunters In Florida
Offbeat  (tags: florida, robo deer, robot, defending wildife, fight against poaching )

Simone
- 1403 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Wildlife in Florida have an unlikely new ally in the fight against poaching -- a remote-controlled buck lovingly known as Robo-deer. Although he can do little more than flick his tail and turn his head, Robo-deer is so convincingly lifelike that some
 

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