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Woman arrested for continuing to feed bears in Florida

SEBRING, Fla., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- A retired gym teacher in central Florida has been arrested for ignoring orders to stop feeding bears at her home in Sebring.

Mystery kangaroo captured in Florida

LACOOCHEE, Fla., June 3 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida said they do not know the origins of a kangaroo that was wandering loose for at least one night.

Trappers on hunt for monkey after attack

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Traps were being set in a wooded neighborhood in south St. Petersburg, Fla., Wednesday to catch a monkey that a woman said bit her, officials said.

Alligator shot after it bites trapper

PALM RIVER, Fla., May 12 (UPI) -- An 8-foot alligator that bit the trapper trying to catch it paid for its act with its life when a Florida sheriff's deputy shot it, wildlife officials said.

Loose monkey tranquilized, still escapes

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 4 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida said a grinning monkey on the loose for more than a year once again evaded capture, despite being shot with two tranquilizer darts.

Loose monkey again spotted in Florida

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Florida wildlife officials said a loose monkey first spotted last fall was seen traveling through a residential neighborhood in the Tampa Bay area.

Tons of dead fish removed from Fla. lakes

LARGO, Fla., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Residents of Largo, Fla., are struggling to deal with 38 tons of dead fish recently removed from area lakes, officials say.

Monkey eludes capture in Florida

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Florida wildlife officials said a monkey reported in Tampa was identified as a member of a macaque family by investigators but eluded capture.

Fla. officials warn of fugitive monkey

CLEARWATER, Fla., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Florida wildlife officials are warning residents in the Clearwater area to stay away from a wild monkey that is eluding state trappers.

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5 runaway monkeys caught, 10 still loose

LAKELAND , Fla., June 18 (UPI) -- Florida wildlife officials said they have recovered five of the 15 Patas monkeys that escaped from a Polk County, Fla., wildlife sanctuary.
Alligators not picky eaters

Alligators not picky eaters

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 21 (UPI) -- Hungry alligators will eat almost anything, from deer to dolls and tennis balls to other alligators, Florida wildlife officials say.

Body found guarded by gator

LAKELAND , Fla., May 18 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida are investigating the death of a man who was found with a 7-foot female alligator guarding his body, officials said.

Gators beware -- city OKs gator hunting

TEMPLE TERRACE, Fla., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- After an alligator killed a golden retriever in Temple Terrace, Fla., the town has declared war against the scaly reptiles.

The Web: Hacktivists behind MyDoom worm

Internet-based hacker-activists -- known as hacktivists -- seem to be behind the mass e-mailing this week of the MyDoom worm, which has commandeered consumers' computers around the globe to serve as a staging area for another, more potent attack on their
GENE J. KOPROWSKI, United Press International
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