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2008-04-13 12:00:23

By Dusty Ricketts, Northwest Florida Daily News, Fort Walton Beach Apr. 13--MILTON -- Feral hogs that are multiplying in the Blackwater Wildlife Management Area in Okaloosa and Santa Rosa counties have become public enemy No. 1. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is offering five three-day hunts targeting the hogs. Fred Robinette, district wildlife biologist for the FWC, said the wild hog population has exploded over the past three to four years. "It's really...


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Florida Black Bear, Ursus americanus floridanus
2013-05-17 11:12:26

The Florida black bear (Ursus americanus floridanus) is a subspecies of the American black bear. It once held a range that included Florida and southern areas of Georgia and Alabama. Today it occurs in these areas and in southern Mississippi, but its range is now fragmented. This species prefers a habitat within forested areas like sand-pine scrub, wetlands, oak scrub, and upland hardwood forests. This is the only species of bear to prefer a subtropical habitat. The Florida black bear...

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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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