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  1. A black and white tegu lizard takes a drink of water in its quarters in 2013 after being confiscated from a home in Oldsmar.
  2. The Gladys Douglas property includes 44 acres in unincorporated Pinellas County.
  3. Divers and swimmers enjoy Ginnie Springs in High Springs in August 2016.
  4. The Wekiva River system, including springs, tributaries, wetlands and forest, has been crowded by metro Orlando and suburban Lake County, making it one Florida’s most costly and challenging environmental treasures to protect.
  5. A squirrel explores a fallen tree near Chris Wirt, 44, of Lutz, on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in Tarpon Springs. Wirt is the owner of AAAC Wildlife Removal of Tampa. He wears a large gator tooth, from a 12'8" gator.
  6. A small alligator sits on a log along a bank in the Maurepas Swamp in Ruddock, La. In the Trump administration’s last days, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed a change to rules protecting alligators. Opponents say it's an end run around the chance that Louisiana might lose a federal court challenge to California’s ban on alligator products. The government is taking comments until March 22, 2021, on the proposed change.
  7. Carlos Mandez waits in line to fill his propane tanks Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, in Houston. Customers had to wait over an hour in the freezing rain to fill their tanks. Millions in Texas still had no power after a historic snowfall and single-digit temperatures created a surge of demand for electricity to warm up homes unaccustomed to such extreme lows, buckling the state's power grid and causing widespread blackouts.
  8. An HEB grocery store employee hands out flowers to customers waiting in line in the snow Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, in Austin, Texas. The store did not have any milk, eggs, meat or refrigerated items. Temperatures dropped into the single digits as snow shut down air travel and grocery stores.(AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
  9. The new St. Pete Pier is shown under construction in late 2019.
  10. Thousands of Atlantic green sea turtles and Kemp's ridley sea turtles suffering from cold stun are laid out to recover Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 at the South Padre Island Convention Center on South Padre Island, Texas.
  11. A rooster hops on the railing of a resident's front porch at The Quarter at Ybor complex, where some residents complain the chickens ruin landscaping and poop at the pool.
  12. The South Skyway Fishing Pier is the focus of concerns about Pelican mutilation.
  13. Glacier researchers use crampons and fixed ropes to climb out of a 100-meter-deep moulin on the Greenland Ice Sheet.
  14. The Bruce T. Haddock Water Treatment Plant is seen Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021 in Oldsmar. Local and federal authorities are investigating after an attempt Friday to poison the city of Oldsmar’s water supply, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said Monday.
  15. In this Jan. 27, 2016, file photo, an Aedes aegypti mosquito known to carry the Zika virus, is photographed through a microscope at the Fiocruz institute in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil.
  16. Lobbyist Richard Gentry was appointed by a legislative committee Tuesday to serve as the chief lawyer representing the public before the Public Service Commission in rate cases.
  17. Hippos float in the lake at Hacienda Napoles Park, once the private estate of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar.
  18. A massive flood of water, mud and debris flows through the Chamoli District on Sunday after a portion of the Nanda Devi glacier broke off in the Tapovan area of the northern state of Uttarakhand, India.
  19. Picture taken in 2012 in Munich, Germany shows a newly discovered species of chameleon which is a contender for the title of world's smallest reptile. Scientists from Madagascar and Germany called it Brookesia nana, said the male appeared is just 13.5 millimeters big.
  20. Strong winds and high tide from Tropical Storm Colin floods Bayshore Boulevard in south Tampa on Monday, June 6, 2016
  21. A pair of wood storks, left, and a large group of white ibis rest and feed in a wetland area off Loop Road in the Big Cypress National Preserve in 2008.
  22. Council member Joe Citro during a city council meeting in downtown Tampa, Florida on Thursday, June 6, 2019.
  23. Chlorinated water flows over a weir at the Howard F. Curren Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant. Tampa officials are talking about using reclaimed water - essentially, highly treated waste water that's nearly pure enough to drink - to augment water levels in the Hillsborough River and help stem rising salt levels in Sulphur Springs.
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