Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

Florida Panther

Panther found dead in southwest Florida

in Apolitical/Top Headlines by

Officials say a Florida panther has been found dead from what appears to be a fight with another panther in southwest Florida. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that the 4-year-old-old male cat’s body was found Saturday on private property in Hendry County. The remains will be taken to a Gainesville facility for a necropsy. This is the second Florida panther death recorded in 2017. Florida panthers once roamed the entire southeastern U.S., but only around 180 remain…

Keep Reading

Rick Scott proclaims Panther Day, support for environment

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

Gov. Rick Scott on Friday wanted you to know that he likes Florida panthers and likes the environment — to the tune of $3 billion for environmental spending requested in fiscal year 2015-16. With the House and Senate this week having delivered blows to the hopes of Amendment 1 land-buying supporters, Scott proclaimed Saturday to be Florida Panther Day. His office and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection also promoted his request of $150 million for land management and acquisition.…

Keep Reading

5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times

in Peter/The Bay and the 'Burg by

A few quick hits before a screed I did not get to finish yesterday… There are just great reads abound in today’s paper, albeit many of the stories are heartbreakingly tragic, especially, the report that three Florida panthers were killed by cars on three consecutive days last weekend and have pushed the total of road deaths for the state animal to the point where it is on pace to top last year’s record of 17. I’m still peeved about Michael…

Keep Reading

5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times

in Peter/The Bay and the 'Burg by

A few quick hits before a screed I did not get to finish yesterday… There are just great reads abound in today’s paper, albeit many of the stories are heartbreakingly tragic, especially, the report that three Florida panthers were killed by cars on three consecutive days last weekend and have pushed the total of road deaths for the state animal to the point where it is on pace to top last year’s record of 17. I’m still peeved about Michael…

Keep Reading

Go to Top