Author Archives: Candace M Hansen

About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.

Tortoise territory battle in Collier

Private builders are looking to bring in business, but say a threatened tortoise species is in their way. Now, the county is trying to make a new gopher tortoise preserve, but there’s a fight over who gets to use it. … Continue reading

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Wayward iguana shows up at Alpha home

A 2-foot-long iguana paid a call to the home of Alpha residents Bill and Maryann Mason this afternoon. The rambling reptile showed up near the couple’s garage about 3:30 p.m. Both admitted the green creature with the long tail gave … Continue reading

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Human, alligators clash as populations grow

Doris Witte grew up in her Lasalle Road home near Inez, but in her 75 years she had never seen the likes of the huge reptile that came to visit her neighborhood.

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Python captured in Ferguson Township

A pet python that was reported missing Monday from a Ferguson Township home has been caught.

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Tallahassee man jumps out of Wakulla Springs tour boat ‘to swim with gators’

A 37-year-old Tallahassee man was charged with disorderly conduct at Wakulla Springs State Park after jumping out of a tour boat to “swim with the alligators” on Saturday, June 19 at 5:06 p.m., according to Wakulla County Sheriff David Harvey.

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