florida

Favorite

Trapped Florida Dog Put a Car Into Reverse And Drove It In Circles For Nearly An Hour

You've likely seen headlines about "Florida man," but have you heard about the Florida dog? Residents in Florida were shocked to see a black lab emerge from a car that was driving reverse, in circles, for nearly an hour. Local police said the male driver stepped out of his car with it still running and the dog inside. The black lab named Max somehow changed gears, putting the car in reverse and smashed a neighbor's mailbox before the cops showed up. Since the incident caused little damage and zero injuries, Max arguably has a better driving record than most Florida residents.

dogs cars dog driving florida funny dogs reverse - 9781509
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
Favorite

Thank You Florida, Now For Something Completely Different: An Alligator in Yoga Pants

You almost wish this headline was just click-bait. But unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you see it), this actually happened. A routine traffic stop turned bizarre is this week's Florida headline. A couple was pulled over in May after running a stop sign, and deputies asked them what they had been doing, and they responded searching for frogs and snakes to collect. The deputies asked them if they had any other creatures in the truck, and that is when things took a turn for the weird.The woman had over 40 turtles in a Ninja Turtles backpack, which was definitely an eye-opener. But that is not what shocked the officers. 

The woman in the truck, Ariel Le Quire, after being asked if she had anything else, promptly pulled a foot-long alligator from the yoga pants she was wearing, and placed it in the bed of the pickup truck. The pair were cited and a judge found little humor in her stunt. sentencing Le Quire to 6 months probation, 200 hours of community service, and required her to pay $500 to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. This was all for charges of possessing an American Alligator, transporting more than one turtle or turtle egg, one count of possessing a soft-shell turtle, and one count of possessing more than one turtle, per day. 

The woman was also homeless at the time, so it is uncertain how the court expects her to pay the fine. But internet ridicule is sometimes a better teacher than any monetary penance could be.

Homeless Florida Woman Pulls Alligator Out Of Yoga Pants During Routine Traffic Stop
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
Favorite

Imagine Waking Up To An 11-foot Alligator in Your Kitchen

Break-ins are scary enough when there's a human perpetrator, but how about a massive alligator roaming your home at night? That's what happened to one family in Clearwater, Florida. Luckily, authorities remedied the situation before anyone got hurt. Florida gonna Florida. 

alligator florida kitchen Video - 8503813
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
Favorite

Parkland Students Honor The Therapy Dogs, That Helped Them Cope With Tragedy, With A Yearbook Page

Students in Parkland, Florida, dedicated a page in their yearbook to honor the 14 therapy and service dogs that helped them get through the aftermath of the horrific mass shooting that took place just a year ago.

Story via HuffPost


wholesome memes
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
Via CNN
  • -
  • Vote
  • -

Students and survivors, Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg, gave a powerful interview with CNN that criticized the NRA's role in the tragic event at their high school. About a minute in, a dog driving a pick-up truck casually rolls by at the background. The video is worth watching as it conveys an important message.  

Favorite

Good News: All 54 Cats At Ernest Hemingway’s Key West Home Have Survived Hurricane Irma

Ernest Hemingway's historic home on Key West, its employees and its famous 54 cats are all safe after Hurricane Irma passed through the Florida Keys early Sunday morning.

54 cats of Ernest Hemingway survived Hurricane
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
Via CNN
  • -
  • Vote
  • -

In case you didn't know, a group of stingrays is called a fever! They swim in large groups like this when they're migrating. Want to know more? This video from CNN thoroughly explains.

Via Golf.com
  • -
  • Vote
  • -

This monster was spotted lazily strolling around at the Buffalo Creek Golf Course in Palmetto, Florida. A pro shop worker for the golf course, Wendy Schofield, told 3 News that he's been there for a while. She said, "He doesn't bother anybody and they don't bother him, he's like a mascot for the course, which is owned by Manatee County."

So it's fine that basically a dinosaur is roaming around the golf course. Let's just hope that someone doesn't get eaten trying to take a selfie with him now that his existence has gone viral. 

florida woman fighting to keep pet gator
  • -
  • Vote
  • -

The state of Florida requires two and a half acres of land for alligators who are at least six feet long. Rambo recently hit the six foot mark and now the state is trying to take him away from his owner of eleven years. Luckily, she's fighting back. Mary Thorn considers Rambo to be a family member. He wears clothes and has his own room. He even visits local schools to teach kids about reptiles. Mary is hoping to get him registered as a therapy animal as soon as possible. Good luck, Mary!

  • -
  • Vote
  • -