🦖 Return of the dinosaurs
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Return of the dinosaurs
This weekend, two hunters went to shoot some ducks in Florida, but a giant 13-foot alligator kept stealing their kills.
In a video captured by the hunters, you can see the colossal gator swim over to a downed duck and swallow it whole.
In the video, you can hear the hunter say that’s the second duck of the day.
This is the second time Florida gators have made headlines recently. Last week, an Estero man saved his puppy trapped in an alligator’s jaws.
Pod of sea turtles flown into Florida for treatment
Forty Kemp’s ridley turtles were evacuated off the coast of Massachusetts after suffering shock from the Pacific’s cold waters.
Last week, over two hundred of them were found stranded on beaches in the north.
Many of the local aquariums took them in, but the remaining turtles were flown down to Florida for some R & R.
The species is considered critically endangered. Luckily, the turtles will soon recover and be released back into the ocean.
Adopted man reunites with long-lost sister in Tampa
In 2018, David Jones––who is adopted––found his birth father, who told him that he had a sister.
33 years later, the siblings are now reunited.
The reunion happened only after his sister, Kara Bailey, took a 23&Me DNA test and was matched with Jones.
According to the siblings, they’ve been busy video chatting non-stop to catch up on lost time.
Jones said, “I found someone that’s been a part of me for almost as long as I’ve been alive, and I’ve never gotten to enjoy the benefits of knowing her.”
Sailing team cleans up Eta’s mess
A group of 70 young sailing teens spent the weekend cleaning up debris and trash left behind by Tropical Storm Eta on the Davis Islands.
After Eta rolled through Florida, the storm scattered trash into waterways and bays in the area. A lot of that debris washed up on the islands.
The Davis Island Youth Sailing thought the project would be a good way to clean up their community.
The group said it collected over 120 30-gallon bags of debris.
Burned out church looking to the community to rebuild
In October, a Mt. Pleasant church was set on fire by an arsonist. Now the church leaders are looking to the community to help restore the church to its former glory.
The educational center, which suffered the most damage, served as a school for the Black community during segregation.
One church leader said, “the building we lost, but our spirit is good. We’re strong. We’re growing.”
The church has set up a GoFundMe to cover the costs of repair.