alligators http://wlrn.org en Job Posting: Crocodile Handlers Wanted In South Florida http://wlrn.org/post/job-posting-crocodile-handlers-wanted-south-florida <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">If you’re an outdoorsy type, Florida wildlife officials have a job for you.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">But there’s a catch. Actually, several catches – all with very sharp teeth.</span></p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 02:41:16 +0000 Christine DiMattei 26881 at http://wlrn.org Job Posting: Crocodile Handlers Wanted In South Florida After Questions, Gov. Rick Scott Cancels $25,000 Alligator Hunt Fundraiser http://wlrn.org/post/after-questions-gov-rick-scott-cancels-25000-alligator-hunt-fundraiser <p style="margin: 0in 0in 12pt; line-height: 19pt; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Arial;color:#1A2732">Gov. Rick Scott decided that using live alligators as fundraising bait wasn’t such a great idea after all.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 15:38:41 +0000 Steve Bousquet 20496 at http://wlrn.org After Questions, Gov. Rick Scott Cancels $25,000 Alligator Hunt Fundraiser Two Alligators Topping 720 Pounds Each Caught In Mississippi http://wlrn.org/post/two-alligators-topping-720-pounds-each-caught-mississippi Two alligators, each weighing more than 720 pounds, were caught in Mississippi this past weekend, setting a new state record for heaviest male alligator. Both animals measured more than 13 feet in length; it took hours to get the trophies into the hunters' boats.<p>The huge reptiles were brought down on the same day, setting a state record that stood for less than two hours before it was broken again.<p>"In the world of alligator hunting, anything can happen. Tue, 03 Sep 2013 19:23:30 +0000 Bill Chappell 20023 at http://wlrn.org Two Alligators Topping 720 Pounds Each Caught In Mississippi Father Saves Boy From Alligator Attack, With A Stranger's Help http://wlrn.org/post/father-saves-boy-alligator-attack-strangers-help A 6-year-old boy's day off from school Friday left him with a vivid story to tell his classmates, after he was seized — and eventually released — by an alligator in South Florida. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 12:30:20 +0000 Bill Chappell 12853 at http://wlrn.org Father Saves Boy From Alligator Attack, With A Stranger's Help