Alligator

Out of sight doesn’t mean out of danger when it comes to alligators

Out of sight doesn’t mean out of danger when it comes to alligators

In early June a young girl was attacked by an alligator in Leon County. She and her grandfather had gotten out of the water for a snack and spotted an alligator in the lake in which they’d just been swimming. They waited 30 minutes or so before re-entering the water.   Read the full article […]

Permit application process open for alligator hunt

Permit application process open for alligator hunt

Alligator hunting season begins in August and runs through November. The time to apply for a hunting permit is now. Permits aren’t guaranteed as the drawing is done through a lottery system.   Read the full article in the May 23 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – or click here […]

Alligator hunting delivers big thrills

Alligator hunting delivers big thrills

Alligator hunting offers quite the thrill. Local hunter Nick Naylor will tell you as much. But the first time he went out hunting, he just went along for the ride. He was hooked right away. Read the full article in the Sept. 6 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up […]

FWC active in its approach to dealing with alligator issues

FWC active in its approach to dealing with alligator issues

Alligators are a part of Florida, and as their habitat is reduced because of development near water, more and more conflicts with humans arise. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is doing what it can to combat that problem and keep issues to a minimum. Read the full article in the June 21 issue […]

Local hunters reel in alligator nearly 13 feet in length

Local hunters reel in alligator nearly 13 feet in length

Nick Naylor earned the right to hunt alligators this year and he maximized the opportunity, teaming up with three of his good friends to capture a pair of gators, including one that was nearly 13 feet long. Out on the Blackwater Bay near the Interstate-10 bridge, Naylor, Casey Shields, John Booker and Kenny Way – […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 7

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 7

NOT ENOUGH EVIDENCE FOUND FOR BONDI, TRUMP BRIBERY COMPLAINT Fort Myers-area State Attorney Stephen Russell presented Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday with the results of an investigation. The complaint stemmed from scrutiny last year over a $25,000 campaign contribution Bondi received from Trump in 2013. Bondi asked for the donation about the same time her […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 26

Five Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 26

DUCK HUNTER ATTACKED BY ALLIGATOR IN SOUTH FLORIDA The Coral Springs man was airlifted to a Fort Lauderdale hospital Friday. Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue says the man had been hunting in the Holey Land Wildlife Management Area when the alligator bit him on the left thigh. The wound was not considered life-threatening. BABYSITTER CHARGED IN […]

Alligator hunt still popular in state

Alligator hunt still popular in state

Alligator hunting is a big deal in Florida. The numbers tell you as much. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was flooded with  13,000 applications from across the state for permits to hunt alligators and more than 6,000 permits were issued for the hunt that started Aug. 15 and runs until Nov. 1 in […]

Reptiday in Navarre

Reptiday in Navarre

Hundreds of reptile lovers and reptile curious flooded the Navarre Conference Center on Saturday to get a look at the snakes, lizards, and spiders on display and for sale at the annual Reptiday show. Reptiday, a scaled-down version of the popular Repticon show of reptiles, is a one-day event held in smaller venues across the […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 21

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 21

IN THE MARKET FOR A THRONE? CHECK OUT THIS ESTATE SALE A motorcycle, nativity statutes, mannequins and a gold-and-silver-painted throne are among the scores of items being sold off in a massive estate sale by The Holy Land Experience religious theme park as it deals with a financial crunch. The estate sale by the Christian […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 23

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 23

OFFICIALS BELIEVE THEY’VE CAPTURED ALLIGATOR THAT KILLED BOY AT DISNEY WORLD The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said in a news release Wednesday that it has suspended alligator trapping activities in the area. The release says officials have based their conclusions on expert analyses and observations by staff with extensive experience in investigating fatal […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 16

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 16

FRIENDS MOURN NEBRASKA BOY’S KILLING BY GATOR AT DISNEY RESORT The family of the 2-year-old boy killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World lives in an upscale neighborhood in the Omaha, Nebraska, community of Elkhorn, a place that betrays no hint of the tragedy that struck them in Florida. The boy’s father, Matthew Graves, […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 15

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 15

911 CALLS RELEASED IN CHILDREN’S SUFFOCATION BY MOTHER In the eight-minute call released Monday by Miramar police, Neisha Nettleford made told the operator, “Honestly, I think they are dead.” Nettleford made the call last Wednesday, the same day the children were suffocated. She called police after Hines contacted her and told her to come home. […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 9

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 9

POLICE: HUMAN REMAINS IN GATOR’S STOMACH Lakeland police spokesman Gary Gross said Wednesday that the remains found inside the alligator during a necropsy matched the body found in its mouth Tuesday. Gross says detectives still don’t know if the unidentified man drowned or was killed by the gator. His body was decomposed, indicating he had […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 1

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 1

PROSECUTORS: REVOKE RELEASE OF MOM WHO DROVE KIDS INTO OCEAN Ebony Wilkerson was found not guilty of child abuse by reason of insanity, and has been receiving mental health treatment at a facility in Lake Wales. The motion filed Tuesday by the State’s Attorney’s office says the request for jail was triggered by an episode […]

Reptiles bring smiles

Reptiles bring smiles

The one-day reptile show held in various cities all over the country came to Navarre on Saturday.  In the pouring rain, Reptiday brought out the curious, the squeamish and the serious to the Days Inn Conference Center to see the reptiles on display and for sale. Reptiday favorite vendor, Reno’s Reptiles, was on-hand to give […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Mar. 31

Five Things to Know in Florida for Mar. 31

TRUMP MISSING FROM GOLF RESORT SIGN Someone removed the script lettering spelling the Republican presidential candidate’s surname from the sign outside Trump National Jupiter. 60-FOOT-WIDE HOLE OPENS IN TARPON SPRINGS Authorities have evacuated a mobile home park along Florida’s Gulf Coast after the 35-foot-deep hole opened in the ground. About 20 residents were moved as […]