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Archive for Tuesday, April 25, 2017

FWC On Alert For A Monkey In Apopka

If you see a monkey in the Apopka area do not approach or feed it. Thats the advice of The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. It got a report of a rhesus macaque sighting. These are medium-sized monkeys, native to Asia.
Published in Central Florida News

Intersection: Bears, Astronauts & Drowning Prevention

https://wmfeintersection.s3.amazonaws.com/042517_Intersection_podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSFloridas black bears have been given a reprieve. A public outcry followed the 2015 bear hunt, the first in 20 years, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Management Conservation Commission says it wont allow another hunt for two years. Meanwhile FWC is looking at other ways to stop interaction between bears and humans. One homeowners association in Longwood bought bear proof trash cans for each of its residents. We visit Springs Landing where bear sightings are common, to see how theyre ...
Published in Intersection Podcast

Intersection: Florida Drowning Ranked Highest in the Nation

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that about 10 people every day die from unintentional drowning and Florida has the highest unintentional drowning rates in the nation. According to The Florida Department of Health, there were 430 unintentional drownings in Florida in 2015. Lifeguards at the University of Central Florida are tested at random to make sure theyre always prepared for a drowning situation
Published in Central Florida News, Intersection