Your photos: Wildlife braving the cold in Tampa Bay
As we've endured this cold snap in Tampa Bay the past week, tampabay.com readers have shared their cold weather photos and memories of St. Petersburg's snowfall in 1977. Now, readers are sharing photos of wildlife enduring Florida's freezing weather. N. Zwart shot the above photo of an owl "braving the cold in Dunedin."
Tampabay.com reports that thousands of catfish and mullet died in the cold waters of the Little Manatee River on Tuesday morning, and black and silver mullet, ladyfish, jack, spades and sea turtles were seen dead in Clearwater. It's happening across Florida, said Ron Taylor, a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission scientist. The casualty count is likely to multiply as the water continues to warm, allowing decomposing fish to float.
The animals shown in these photos may appear a bit bothered, but are braving the weather just fine. We'd love to see your wildlife photos. Share them with tampabay.com and we'll highlight them here in Let's Talk and in our Community Photo Gallery.
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Gail Latli shared this photo of Coco and Khan.
Tampabay.com Community Photo Gallery member OnePutt shared this picture of a Pyrrhuloxia.
Frank T. Mason snapped this owl photo in his front yard in Odessa late Tuesday afternoon.
Kerry Gilbert shot this picture at Busch Gardens in Tampa.
View more photos and vote for your favorites in our wildlife photo gallery.