Trump Administration Opens Door To Dropping Florida’s Key Deer From Endangered List — News : NPR

U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials recommended that Key Deer be “delisted due to recovery,” but advocates say the Key Deer population was hard hit by Hurricane Irma and its aftermath. (Image credit: Greg Allen/NPR)

via Trump Administration Opens Door To Dropping Florida’s Key Deer From Endangered List — News : NPR

Pool party for one…gator

An 11-foot-long alligator went for a night-time swim in a family’s pool in Sarasota County, Fla. The Sarasota County Sheriff’s office responded to a late night call Friday from a family in Nokomis, Fla. who needed help getting the animal safely out of their pool. “The 11-foot intruder didn’t gracefully make his way through an…

via An Alligator Went for a Swim in a Florida Family’s Pool — TIME

Florida’s Long-Lost Wild Flamingos Were Hiding In Plain Sight

Scientists thought Florida’s native flamingo population had been hunted out of existence by the 19th century plume trade. A new study suggests the birds have been there all along.(Image credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

via Florida’s Long-Lost Wild Flamingos Were Hiding In Plain Sight — News : NPR