Murder most foul!

This Sandhill Crane family was near our house here in the Forest a few years ago. Picture credit: Walkingfox   There was no intention to write today, it is a Holiday weekend, everyone is already at the Beaches here and happily spending time relaxing with family. Alas, not so for those who tuned into the local […]

Help us stop this madness

NO MORE ORPHANS IN FLORIDA~   This will be short and ugly/ bitter. Today many, many times, they have been blasting all over our local news about the impending, not their words, Black Bear Hunt again in the Fall. Numbers  were given, with absolutely no evidence to support how these numbers were arrived at however, 4350 Black Bears […]

Forever Gone!

Picture credit : Grey 2 K   For the past two days and for as long as we have lived here in Central Florida, the News has continually covered the various groups opposing the Racing of Greyhounds. The pictures on our News yesterday and again this morning, were/are pathetic and tragic. Dogs were/are shown being forced […]

The Promise~

Circus Elephants Picture credit: Wikipedia Public Domain   This morning on our News was an ugly twist to a story that had not been expected. You may remember the post written months ago about the Ringling Bros. Circus retiring their elephants to a Retirement Sanctuary here in Central  Florida. This was a source of immense  […]

Hiding the Hunters

A beautiful 300 pound Florida Black Bear hit and killed near our home here in the Ocala Forest. Picture credit: USFS Carrie Sekerak   So much for transparency from the King of backroom deals and hidden agendas, or the Governor of what is now known as the sad state of Florida for all wild animals. […]

Packing Up the Pachyderms~

A Circus elephant in 1930, a life spent in silent suffering and servitude!   It has been painful not being here, but the reasons were clearly out of my control. 2014 was a difficult year for me, but my issues were nothing compared to Breanna’s. As of right this moment, we are both mended and well. […]

It Is Over!

A beautiful Black Bear Cub. Will we ever see another one? Picture credit: Unknown   Score Scott and Company ONE, Florida Black Bears  Zero! I had to compose myself before writing this, it took some time. Yesterday in Tallahassee, Judge Reynolds, who I am reasonably sure was appointed by Scott, said that the FWCC had every right and indeed, every responsibility to order […]

So Long Sonar!

This awesome picture of a Pacific Blue whale is courtesy of NOAA fisheries!   The United States Navy has made me a fan once again, with this latest move to save the lives of so many of our threatened and endangered Ocean wildlife. Over the past few years in this very Blog, I have written ad nauseam about […]

This King has left the building!

A juvenile King Cobra Picture credit:  Biomedicinal   After living in so many places before coming to Florida in 2004, it was only a matter a time before this would happen. And it did. Within a few months of moving here, there it was one day, curled up on the black mat at our back door, waiting for […]

Trust No One~

A magnificent Florida Panther Picture credit: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers   On our news this morning was a completely unexpected revelation. It came, they said, from the Executive Director of the FWC although, they did not mention Nick Wiley by name. Was this an accident, or requested? It seems that Nick Wiley may or may not have […]

Double Entendre or Controlled Florida Bear Hunting

And coming soon to Florida! Picture credit: William A. Troyer – US Fish and Wildlife Service   In the little publicized, poorly defined FFWS meeting in Jacksonville yesterday, not much was really accomplished or confirmed about the plan to renew Black Bear hunting in this state. We still do not really know exactly how, when, where or what is going […]

No, No, No!

A magnificent Florida Black Bear   Update: The FFWS Meeting will be tomorrow at 8:30 AM at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Jacksonville, 225 East Coastline Drive on the Third floor. Phone number is 904 588-1234 Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission • Farris Bryant Building 620 S. Meridian St. • Tallahassee, FL  32399-1600 • […]

We Are Their Only Hope

          Brown Pelican, Black Bear cub and Rhinos   It has been entirely too long since I have been able to share any news about wildlife with all of you, so today’s posting will address several issues, I apologize and hope that you have a big pot of coffee nearby~ To begin this morning,  and it […]

No More!

Tilikum “performing” at Sea World Orlando Picture credit:  David R. Tribble   Today, I am both delighted and beyond proud, to be a part of a group of people, a Global Community that  took on the Giant Sea World, and according to our local news here this  morning, has likely brought the Giant to its […]

Deadly Silence

Hide baby, you’re safe, for now! Picture credit: MWanner   Try to picture this scene. You are strolling along a path in the lovely, tranquil Ocala Forest of Central Florida, walking with your wife/husband and children, when suddenly without warning, you are shot, perhaps killed. There had not been a sound. So, how did this tragedy happen […]

Power, Panthers, People: Who Will Win?

The magnificent Florida Panther Photo credit: sfwmd.gov **Thought about this in my sleep last night and wanted to add it.** The  “sunshine state” should never build another fossil fuel power plant, everything from this point on should be green energy, as in solar and wind. Florida has an abundance of both and should be using them NOW!! […]

269: Please, Remember This Number

An innocent  Baby Calf Picture credit: Wikipedia   Many years ago when my daughter was quite young, we happened to be at a place where an ugly truth was just feet away from where we spent the night. It was in a tiny town in North Central California and what happened there that night changed […]

Please Say Yes to Amendment One

The Everglades, an exquisite Florida Natural Area Photo credit: sfwmd.gov   On Election Day next Tuesday here in Florida,  although not everyone will be on board, or be all that terribly concerned, a very critical Amendment is on the Ballot and it is not about who will be our next Governor. It is about protecting the most perfect, precious commodities […]

Gone!

Why is this man smiling? Picture credit: William A. Troyer – US Fish and Wildlife Service I apologize for this brutal picture, but it explains my rage.   Yes, sorry, two in one morning, both of them  were in my email and neither could be ignored. This story is about a subject that pains me deeply […]

You’re On Your Own!

The Tiger Shark is a regular visitor to Florida Beaches. Picture credit: Albert Kok   This story has been on our local news for several days and it has Floridians divided,  once again. I truly did not want to write about this, but the story will not go away. Those who fish of course, are completely opposed […]

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