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Trapper captures alligator suspected of attacking Florida boy

Trapper captures alligator suspected of attacking Florida boy

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., July 10 (UPI) -- An alligator believed to be the one that attacked a teenage Florida boy has been captured by a trapper, the state's Fish and Wildlife Commission said.

Bear spotted in urban Florida area

ORLANDO, Fla., June 9 (UPI) -- A young black bear caused a quite a scene when it wandered into the outskirts of an Orlando, Fla., neighborhood, officials said.

Bear that bit Florida woman killed

LONGWOOD, Fla., March 22 (UPI) -- Florida wildlife officers have euthanized a black bear that bit a woman who was walking her dog at a housing complex in Longwood last week, officials said.

Florida woman bit on buttocks by bear

LONGWOOD, Fla., March 16 (UPI) -- Wildlife officials in Florida said a woman walking her dog was bitten on the rear end by a black bear.

Bear euthanized, cubs likely to survive

LONGWOOD, Fla., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- The cubs of a wild bear euthanized for injuring a Longwood, Fla., man, likely are old enough to survive on their own, a state conservation official said.

Bear suspected of attacking Florida man

LONGWOOD, Fla., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman said a black bear is suspected of attacking a man at his home in Longwood, Fla.

Officials warn of dive-bombing birds

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 8 (UPI) -- Florida wildlife officials said it is not uncommon for territorial mockingbirds or red-shouldered hawks to hit humans in the back of their heads.

Alligator eludes trappers near school

WINDERMERE, Fla., May 2 (UPI) -- Florida wildlife officials said they hope that an alligator last seen heading into a pond next to a school will move on of its own accord.

Fugitive bear eludes police

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Three police patrol cars responded to a recent bear sighting in Orlando, Fla., but despite their prompt presence, the bruin remains on the lam.

Florida to help gopher tortoises

MIAMI, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Florida is moving to ban the entombment of gopher tortoises covered over by developers with asphalt and concrete.

Bear pays suprise visit to day care center

ORLANDO, Fla., June 21 (UPI) -- Conservation officials are keeping an eye on a bear who spent the afternoon hanging out in the backyard of an Apopka, Fla., day care center.
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