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Florida man cited for trying to trade four-foot alligator for 12-pack of beer

Florida man cited for trying to trade four-foot alligator for 12-pack of beer

Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Attempted alligator for beer swap ends with Miami man receiving citation.
Evan Bleier

30 people, 1 dog rescued from capsized party boat off Florida coast

MIAMI, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- An unusual 45-foot party boat capsized off the Florida coast Sunday, necessitating the rescue of 30 people and one dog on board, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

Ten hospitalized after two boats crash off Elliott Key in Florida

MIAMI, June 10 (UPI) -- Ten of 18 passengers were hospitalized after two boats crashed near Elliott Key, Fla., in Biscayne National Park, officials said.

Florida's python hunt draws to close

MIAMI, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The monthlong Florida Everglades python hunt produced only about 50 of the big snakes but experts say the information they'll provide will be "unbelievable."

Alligator bites off part of boy's arm

MOORE HAVEN, Fla., July 10 (UPI) -- A 17-year-old Florida boy was hospitalized after an alligator bit off his right arm below the elbow, authorities said.

Grand piano appears on sandbar

MIAMI SHORES, Fla., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida said they have no plans to remove a grand piano that mysteriously appeared on a sandbar near a condominium building.

Bodies found in bay likely dad, daughter

MIAMI, April 7 (UPI) -- Two bodies pulled from Florida's Biscayne Bay likely are those of a missing father and daughter whose boat was found empty, say Miami-Dade authorities.

Woman hit by stingray dies

MIAMI, March 20 (UPI) -- A stingray leaped from the water off the Florida Keys Thursday, killing a woman who had been sunbathing on a boat, wildlife officials said.

Alligator suspected in Fla. jogger's death

SUNRISE, Fla., May 11 (UPI) -- An alligator attack is suspected in the death of a South Florida woman, whose dismembered body was found floating in a canal.

3 crocodiles get 15 minutes of fame

DANIA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The three crocodiles that have become the mascots of a South Florida neighborhood got unwanted attention when someone reported them as a threat.

Trappers hunt for gator that killed dog

WESTON, Fla., March 29 (UPI) -- Trappers in Weston, Fla., are looking for a large alligator they believe killed a pet dog during the weekend.

Fireman dies in airboat racing accident

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- An off-duty Fort Lauderdale, Fla., firefighter died during a impromptu race with his airboat in the Everglades.
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