1. Santa Claus leaves behind his reindeer and sleigh to board a boat for numerous lighted boat parades around the Tampa Bay area.
  2. Foxy and Randy are two of many animals hoping to find "fur"ever homes.
  3. A turkey vulture tussles with a bald eagle for a remnant of food at the Hernando County Landfill on Tuesday, Nov 29, 2022, in Brooksville. More than half of all Florida counties have confirmed or suspected cases of the extremely infectious bird flu strain this year. The epicenter of the outbreak initially emerged in Brevard County and along Florida’s Atlantic Coast.
  4. Anglers fish along the North Sunshine Skyway Fishing Pier on Wednesday in St. Petersburg. Wildlife officials are considering new rules to prevent seabird entanglements at the Skyway Fishing Pier.
  5. Shadow and Stella are two of many animals hoping to find "fur"ever homes.
  6. Frontier Airlines planes sit on the tarmac at Tampa International Airport on Monday, April 4, 2022 in Tampa. A Frontier flight from Cincinnati to Tampa was rerouted after a man was found with a box cutter on the flight.
  7. A rattlesnake sits on a platform under the Tierra Verde Bridge on Thursday, Oct. 27. This screenshot of a video taken by Capt. Brett Norris shows the roughly 4-foot snake stretched out over the busy boat channel.
  8. Bay Rocket blasts off on 45- to 55-minute thrill rides on Tampa Bay beginning Friday.
  9. Nate Najar will perform at the 32nd annual Suncoast Jazz Festival, Nov. 18-20 in Sand Key in Clearwater Beach.
  10. More than 50 area restaurants and bars are offering specials to help you celebrate Thanksgiving.
  11. Frida and Gangster are two of many animals hoping to find "fur"ever homes.
  12. Chaplain Charles Andriolo, of VFW Post 1617, salutes during a Veterans Day ceremony. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  13. Beefaroni and Maddie are two of many animals hoping to find "fur"ever homes.
  14. Jack, a 30-year-old black-capped capuchin monkey, escaped from Suncoast Primate Sanctuary on Sunday. This screenshot of a video by Natani Daehne shows a cyclist watching the runaway primate.
  15. A Vote sign is placed outside of an early voting location, Monday, Oct. 31, 2022, in Miami. Midterm elections are Nov. 8. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
  16. Cockroaches. Tampa Bay's got 'em in abundance, especially after Hurricane Ian. In 2015, the U.S. Census Bureau in an American Housing Survey found our metropolitan area had more roaches than Miami, New York or Houston. At the time, roughly 40% of the 1,000 households surveyed said they had roaches.
  17. The Ghost Brothers, Marcus Harvey, Dalen Spratt and Juwan Mass, in front of the Tampa Theatre.
  18. Ophelia and Walker are two of many animals hoping to find "fur"ever homes.
  19. A pumpkin weighing 969 pounds, lays on top of a bed of hay at Bearss Groves on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Tampa.
  20. This Florida coyote's species recently surrounded a dogwalker in Massachusetts. Police recommend using pepper spray, among other deterrents, to keep leashed pets safe.
  21. Charlotte and Fitzgerald are two of many animals looking for "fur"ever homes.
  22. Molly and Tickles are two of many animals hoping to find "fur"ever homes.
  23. Tampa Theatre expands its Halloween lineup of movies and ghost tours to 28 events for this year's Nightmare on Franklin Street. CHARLIE KAIJO   |   Times
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