127 birds rescued from Florida home after owner dies

127 birds rescued from Florida home after owner dies

Rescuers saved around 127 birds flying loose in a home after the owner died, Florida animal groups said. Panhandle Animal Welfare Society Panhandle Animal Welfare Society Animal rescuers saved around 127 cockatiels, parrots and other birds flying loose in a home after the owner died, according to Florida rescue groups. Rescuers and animal control officers … Read more

‘The Birds’ Attempts World Record at Fort Myers’ Lab Theater | Florida News

‘The Birds’ Attempts World Record at Fort Myers’ Lab Theater |  Florida News

By CHARLES RUNNELLS, Fort Myers News-Press FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Every night, the audience throws things at actor Steven Michael Kennedy. And it’s not just the theater audience: The cast and crew throw things, too. They’re not attacking Kennedy with rotten tomatoes, though. They’re throwing Peeps — marshmallow, candy Peeps. “It can be crazy,” … Read more

Birds Living in 2 States May Be Settling in Louisiana, Too | Louisiana News

Birds Living in 2 States May Be Settling in Louisiana, Too |  Louisiana News

HOUMA, La. (AP) — Invasive apple snails may have attracted a South American bird known to live in only two US states to settle in Louisiana as well. The state’s first limpkin census has begun and is expected to last through July, The Courier reports. Limpkins are long-legged, brown and white wading birds with downcurved … Read more

Sale of dogs, cats and rabbits prohibited in Orange County

Sale of dogs, cats and rabbits prohibited in Orange County

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The option of where someone can buy three types of common household pets is now significantly lessened within Orange County. Starting on Wednesday, an ordinance that prohibits the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits within the county limit went into effect after a judge declined to block its implementation. What You … Read more

Martin County bans sale of dogs, cats, rabbits from pet stores

Martin County bans sale of dogs, cats, rabbits from pet stores

STUART, Fla. — The sale of dogs, cats and rabbits is now illegal in Martin County. County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to change local ordinances to prohibit the retail sale of the animals, joining nearly 80 other counties or cities across the state to enact similar bans. In Martin County, there are currently two stores … Read more

From high heat to bitter cold, birds can handle it all

From high heat to bitter cold, birds can handle it all

You may be surprised to learn that our backyard birds are quite hardy animals when it comes to enduring very hot and very cold conditions. What You Need To Know Not all migrate birds and this puts them in line for exposure to extreme heat or cold Birds have unique body processes for thermoregulation that … Read more

Florida’s Fourth Estate looks at how your cat is like an alligator

Florida’s Fourth Estate looks at how your cat is like an alligator

Florida’s Fourth Estate is taking a walk on the wild side. As mating season comes to an end and nesting season begins Gatorland said alligators are more active this time of year. You have likely seen stories of them popping up at schools, in pools and in some cases people getting attacked. In one recent … Read more