Bizarre News


  1. John Robert Ring Jr., left, at Mayor Jane Castor's campaign kickoff at the Hotel Haya in December. Ring had used an alias Giovanni "Gio" Fucarino to become a fixture in city politics in recent months. He was arrested recently for violating his sexual offender status.
  2. An artist's rendering of a high wire act in the new Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, which returns without animals.
  3. Culex lactator, a new mosquito species found in Florida, comes from a group of mosquito species that transmit the West Nile and St. Louis encephalitis viruses. The mosquito species originates in Central America and northern South America, according to University of Florida researchers.
  4. Zion would do best with lots of room to explore.
  5. Chester and Mickey are two of many animals hoping to find "fur"-ever homes.
  6. Tampa's annual River O'Green Fest has been rescheduled. (2018)
  7. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis holds a framed snowflake that reads "fascist" in Iowa on Friday.
  8. Chuck and Kahlua are two of many animals hoping to find "fur"ever homes.
  9. Sam Jelbert, left, Bob Larkin and Neil Pepper share a shot of Irish whiskey during a break in play while golfing at the Churchill Downs Executive Golf Course at The Villages on Monday. Exactly what golfers must wear in the world’s largest retirement community is up for debate.
  10. Dentist Mike Foley pulls a car with his teeth at his residence in Tampa.
  11. Roller skating comes to the St. Pete Pier beginning March 10.
  12. Tony "Doc Dog" Baker poses for a portrait at his Las Vegas Tattoo Company in Ybor City. Doc Dog celebrates 60 years in the tattoo business with 20 years in Ybor City.
  13. It's time for Mardi Gras and here is a list of a few ways Tampa Bay is celebrating.
  14. Faith and Jax are two of many animals hoping to find "fur"ever homes.
  15. Convicted drug smuggler Angelo Bedami holds a photograph of his father Joe Bedami Sr., a mobster and alleged Santo Trafficante hitman.
  16. Butterfinger and Marcus are two of many animals hoping to find "fur"ever homes.
  17. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band, pictured during a 2012 show in Tampa, will play Amalie Arena in Tampa on Wednesday.
  18. Researchers recently documented, then killed, a population of invasive, air-breathing goldline snakehead fish living in a pond in Manatee County.
  19. Juliette and Simbah are two of many animals hoping to find "fur"ever homes.
  20. Pinellas County Animal Shelter has resumed dog operations. They await adoptions.
  21. Allison Doty, a 31-year-old pet taxidermist from Inverness, poses for a portrait at her home on Dec. 20, 2022. “There's a huge stigma around pet taxidermy,” Doty said. “I’m hoping to break that.”
  22. Kevin and Riddle are two of many animals hoping to find "fur"ever homes.
  23. This photo provided by Flagler County Sheriff’s Office shows a stranded killer whale in Palm Coast on Wednesday.
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