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  1. Hey look, this time the big alligator on a golf course wasn't in Florida (w/video)

    Wildlife

    KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. — Carrie Moores says she had only seen alligators at the zoo before relocating last year from Connecticut to South Carolina. That changed this week during a chance encounter with a very big gator on the golf links.

    An alligator walks on a fairway at Kiawah Island Club's River Course, in Kiawah Island, S.C., on Monday. Carrie Moores told the Post and Courier of Charleston she was taking photographs at a golf fundraiser for a free medical clinic when the gator approached some golfers who had their backs turned. She quickly snapped the picture and warned the golfers, who hopped in carts and safely drove off. [Carrie Moores via AP]
  2. Fake Florida doctor who 'enhanced' buttocks with cement, caulking gets 10 years for manslaughter

    Criminal

    From a Florida prison in November 2011, Shatarka Nuby penned a letter to the state's health department about her cosmetically enhanced buttocks.

    A fake Florida doctor was sentenced to 10 years in prison for injecting a woman with a formula of cement, mineral oil, bathroom caulking and Fix-a-Flat tire sealant. The woman later died and Oneal Ron Morris was charged with manslaughter and practicing medicine without a license. [Local 10]
  3. Creepy! Spiders could theoretically eat every human on Earth in one year

    Wildlife

    Spiders are quite literally all around us. A recent entomological survey of North Carolina homes turned up spiders in 100 percent of them, including 68 percent of bathrooms and more than three-quarters of bedrooms. There's a good chance at least one spider is staring at you right now, sizing you up from a darkened …

    The total biomass of all adult humans on Earth is estimated to be 287 million tons. Even if you tack on another 70 million-ish tons to account for the weight of kids, it's still not equal to the total amount of food eaten by spiders in a given year, exceeding the total weight of humanity. In other words, spiders could eat all of us and still be hungry. [Times]
  4. Video: Gator snacks on golf ball after 'errant shot' at Port Charlotte course

    Bizarre News

    Alligator sightings are nothing new on Florida golf courses, but a video shot over the weekend offers a bit more of a scary — though humurous — look at what can happen when one of the beasts gets a little to close to the action.

    According to Fox 4 in Fort Myers, Dan McNamara was playing with a partner Saturday on the third hole at Long Marsh golf course at Rotunda West near Port Charlotte on March 25, 2017, when an errant shot bounced toward a gator who was sitting along the bank of a pond. [Photo from video]

  5. Florida mom arrested after her 3-year-old son fires her gun in school parking lot

    Crime

    DELTONA — A Florida woman faces a child neglect charge after police say her 3-year-old son fired her loaded handgun in the parking lot of a church's school academy.

    Abbie Maldonado, 30, was charged with felony child neglect after her 3-year-old son grabbed her pistol from her car and fired it in a church school's parking lot. [Volusia County Jail]
  6. Video: Not now, I'm on the telly! Children bust in on dad's live BBC interview

    World

    Live TV is an unpredictable yet delightful beast.

    Professor Robert Kelly, an international relations expert, was doing a live interview with BBC World News about South Korea when his children crashed into the office. [Screengrab]
  7. It's a boy! Mom who mocked pregnant giraffe livestream gives birth (w/ video)

    Nation

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — A South Carolina mom whose impression of a livestreamed pregnant giraffe at an upstate New York zoo was viewed more than 30 million times on Facebook has given birth.

    Erin Dietrich, still wearing her giraffe mask, posted a photo of her and her newborn son, Porter, to her Facebook page on Wednesday night. Her video has been watched more than 30 million times. [Facebook image]
  8. New Tampa Players bring in renown actor for master class

    Bizarre News

    In a collaboration between the New Tampa Players and the University Area Community Development Center, Broadway star Danny Zolli will conduct a Master Class from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday (March 11) at the University Area Community Development Center, 14013 N. 22nd St.

    Master class with the incredible Broadway Rock tenor Danny Zolli.
  9. 'Can this be legal?' YouTube host fires submachine gun from plane into gulf (w/video)

    News

    TAMPA — Two men and a woman take turns poking a fully automatic submachine gun out the slightly open window of a small plane in flight.

      shows two men and a woman taking turns poking a gun out a slightly open window of a small plane in flight. They each open fire toward a body of water below, somewhere in the Tampa Bay area. The whole thing was videotaped, edited and posted to YouTube. The gun was later identified as a fully automatic, Heckler & Koch MP5 9 mm submachine gun.
  10. Racist slurs on Tampa truck shock, confuse and mislead onlookers

    Bizarre News

    TAMPA — It's hard to miss Tony Daniel when he heads out for a drive.

    This sign is posted on the back of a pickup truck and trailer being towed around Tampa by Tony Daniel, a longtime activist.