A Rare Crocodile Was Found in Florida at St. Petersburg by Shondra Farner

News reports came in where a rare crocodile was spotted by a resident named Shondra Farner at St. Petersburg in Florida.

Shondra Farner found the rare crocodile in her own backyard by the community pond and reported it to Florida Seafood and Wildlife Conservation (FWC) Commission last Sunday, September 18, 2011. They had set a cage trap with beef loin hoping to catch the reptile.

“That big boy was just about 8 feet (2.5 meters) from our patio. It’s terribly scary looking. And fast. When he turned to leave, I couldn’t believe how quick he was.”

Through his trip to Costa Rica, Farner had recognized the difference between crocodiles and alligators. Crocs have narrower, more triangular snout while alligators not only have wider, more rounded snouts, but they also don’t like the brackish and salt waters that crocs can live in.

Lindsey Hord, the crocodile response coordinator for the wildlife commission, said it’s possible that this is the same reptile spotted south of St. Petersburg in 2008. Hord said the crocodile is living on the ducks that swim in the water.

Reviews state that you will find about 1,500 crocodiles in Florida plus they are usually available at 300 miles south within the Florida Secrets where it’s warmer.

FWC authorities says when taken, a magnet is going to be inserted around the rare crocodile and it’ll be launched in to the Polk Bay. The magnet can help disorient the rare reptile and stop it from coming back to communities.

Kentucky vs Florida NCAA Football 2010 Scores and Results: Florida Wins 48-14

Kentucky vs Florida NCAA Football 2010 Scores and Results: Florida Wins 48-14 – Two undefeated teams who won three games in a row are now standing face to face against each other. Florida is currently ranked number 9 while Kentucky is an unranked NCAA team.

The game ended and Florida leads by a mile, 48-14. Here is the play by play highlights of the Kentucky vs Florida NCAA Football 2010 game courtesy of ESPN:

Florida quarterback John Brantley (12) looks for a receiver and is protected by Florida tackle Xavier Nixon (73) as he hits Kentucky's defensive tackle Luke McDermott (68) in the first half during an NCAA college football game in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)

First Quarter: 11:09 – Trey Burton rush for 11 yards for a TOUCHDOWN Florida. Caleb Sturgis extra point GOOD; 2:40 – John Brantley pass complete to Trey Burton for 11 yards for a TOUCHDOWN Florida. Caleb Sturgis extra point GOOD. 14-0

Second Quarter: 6:14 – Mike Hartline pass intercepted by Jeremy Brown at the Fla 48, returned for 52 yards for a TOUCHDOWN Florida. Caleb Sturgis extra point GOOD; 3:22 – Randall Cobb pass complete to Chris Matthews for 11 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. Craig McIntosh extra point GOOD. 21-7.

Third Quarter: 9:56 – Trey Burton rush for 10 yards for a TOUCHDOWN Florida. Caleb Sturgis extra point BLOCKED; 6:58 – Mike Hartline pass complete to Chris Matthews for 27 yards for a TOUCHDOWN Kentucky. Craig McIntosh extra point GOOD; 1:20 – Trey Burton rush for 9 yards for a TOUCHDOWN Florida. Caleb Sturgis extra point GOOD. 34-14.

Fourth Quarter: 13:11 – Trey Burton rush for 3 yards for a TOUCHDOWN Florida. Caleb Sturgis extra point GOOD; 6:38 – Trey Burton rush for 7 yards for a TOUCHDOWN Florida. Caleb Sturgis extra point GOOD. 48-14.

Breaking News: Tornado Hits Florida

At about 8:00-9:30am ET, a tornado hit Florida and stayed there until 11:00am. There has been evidences of debris but no reports of injuries has been out yet. This news came from the National Weather Service (NWS). It has ripped Oakland Park and has caused panic to the people. They has been trees uprooted which can be seen in the pictures below courtesy of cbs4.com

A resident named Ronnie Brown who was able to witness the so called storm, which was confirmed by the NWS later in the morning after it struck, to be a tornado, said, “It was just all metal noise, I heard clanging, banging. My front door blew into a customer’s truck.”

There has been a difficult morning drive in the place as the strong thunderstorm has produced heavy downpours and gusty winds. In the city of Oakland Park, the Public Works Department is investigating and repairing structural damage near the 4000 block of NE 5th Ter. where strong storms, possibly a tornado, ripped the roof and door off of a business and overturned vehicles including work trailers.

A Tornado Damage Assessment Report will be conducted in the place later on.

Discovery Lands at Kennedy Space Center

Space Shuttle Discovery lands at the shuttle landing facility, Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA
The long wait, cold weather, and even a 24-hour delay has ended when the Space Shuttle Discovery and seven astronauts aboard glided for a picture-perfect  landing in a Tuesday morning at Kennedy Space Center.

“What a great mission. We enjoyed it… We’re glad that the International Space Station is stocked up,”commander Alan Poindexter said.

The Discovery returned from a 15-day mission that included 7-tons of equipment along with it to the International Space Center.

The crew has been set to land on Monday but rain and very cloudy skies hindered them from doing so. Their homecoming was almost spoiled driving them to abort the landing attempt.But then when the clouds broke on a Tuesday morning, Discovery had the chance begin an hour long plunge that dropped its speed from 17,500 mph to 225 mph at touchdown on KSC’s runway 33.

The shuttle left across the America on its trip back to the Cape. It entered the continent near Vancouver, then flew over southeast across northeast Washington, Montana, central Wyoming, northeast Colorado, southwest Kansas and Oklahoma. It passed north of Little Rock, Ark.; over Oxford, Miss; near Montgomery, Ala.; south of Columbus, Ga. and, finally, over Florida east of Gainesville.

The crew,which marked the first time four women have been space in one time included pilot Jim Dutton and mission specialists Rick Mastracchio, Clay Anderson, Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger, Stephanie Wilson and Naoko Yamazaki.

There are only three remaining shuttle flights before the space shuttle fleet’s retirement.

Florida Appliance Rebate 2010 at www.rebates.com/florida

Pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act which is designed to stimulate the US economy by encouraging consumers to purchase new ENERGY STAR appliances, the State of Florida offers rebates for appliances.

According to Florida Energy Star Appliance Rebate 2010 program at www.rebates.com/florida, approximately 66,000 Floridians will be entitled to receive a rebate of about 20 percent of the purchase price of their new ENERGY STAR appliances to replace their old energy-inefficient appliances – as long as the purchased appliance is for residential use.

According to the rules of this Florida Appliance Rebate 2010, the new ENERGY STAR appliance must be purchased from a Florida retailer between April 16 and April 25, 2010. No Internet purchases are accepted. Floridians can begin obtaining priority numbers at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Friday, April 16, 2010, and continue until all $17.5 million in rebate funds are disbursed.

Among the list of electrical appliances included in the rebate program are refrigerators, freezers, clothes washers, dishwashers, gas water heaters, and room airconditioners. Take note that these appliances must be of residential use and with ENERGY STAR efficiency seal.

For detailed instructions including the list of participating stores, you can visit the process on their website at www.rebates.com/florida here

Hurry! As of this writing, upon visiting their website, there is still remaining $7,847,408.89 rebate funds remaining out of the total $17.5 million alloted.