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Pinellas County Animal Services staff saves Quackers

Pinellas County Animal Services staff saves Quackers

You can say that the staff at Pinellas County Animal Services went Quackers.

After getting word that a duck with an arrow through its neck had been sighted several times over the past several weeks, Pinellas County Animal Control Officer John Hobson joined forces with Damen Hurd and Derrick Ross of Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation in Bradenton.

On Thursday, Oct. 18, the three went to the pond in St. Petersburg where the wounded duck had been sighted. They were able to rescue the duck and Hobson took it to Animal Services.

We need your help to name our new owl!

We need your help to name our new owl!

Largo, Florida -- Largo Nature Parks is currently holding a poll to determine the name of the new female Great Horned Owl at the George C. McGough Nature Park. 

The bird was acquired through the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary in late July after she was found on the Fox Hollow Golf Course with severe damage to one of her eyes, rendering her partially blind. 

Sunday giveaways at Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Sunday giveaways at Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Clearwater, Florida -- Visitors to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium will get freebies Sunday as the CMA marks the 1-year anniversary of the movie "Dolphin Tale".

The aquarium plans a special showing of the movie about Winter the tailless dolphin at 3 p.m., with free popcorn for moviegoers.

The first 100 visitors to Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure will get a free movie poster, and there will be hourly giveaways and drawings of "Dolphin Tale" movie merchandise, among other specials.

Farm Animal Interaction and Horse Ride

Farm Animal Interaction and Horse Ride

Pinellas Park, Florida -- Come see a bit of the country in the middle of Pinellas Park. Saddle Up Riding Club would like to invite the public to attend their Farm Animal Interaction and Horse Ride on Sunday, Sept. 23, beginning at 4 p.m.

Enjoy games, refreshments and treats to feed the animals. Snow cones, cotton candy, drinks and popcorn will all be for sale.

Admission is just $2, with all horse rides going for only $5 each. Visa and Mastercard will be accepted for payments and donations. All proceeds will benefit the Equine Therapy Program.

New owl on exhibit at Largo Nature Park

New owl on exhibit at Largo Nature Park

Largo, Florida -­- The George C. McGough Nature Park in Largo recently acquired a juvenile female great horned owl, which can now be seen at the park.

The new owl, which has yet to receive a name, was acquired through the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary in late July. She was found on the Fox Hollow Golf Course in Trinity with severe damage to one eye, rendering her partially blind.

Tired of deer eating those new plants?

Tired of deer eating those new plants?

Palm Harbor, Florida -- Those who live in Palm Harbor near the Brooker Creek Preserve know the hassle of trying to keep plants growing with all the wildlife around that think you're just providing them with snacks. 

On Aug. 20, Dr. Craig Huegel will tell you how to landscape with plants that aren't on Bambi's list of munchies.  You'll also learn about the preserve and programs offered by the staff. 

The meeting will be at the East Lake Library from 7 - 8 p.m.  The library is located at 4125 East Lake Road in Palm Harbor.

Saddle Up Fall Open House

Saddle Up Fall Open House

Pinellas Park, Florida -- Saddle Up Riding Club of Pinellas Park will be hosting their Fall Open House on Saturday, Aug. 25.

This is a great time to come and see all the programs that Saddle Up has to offer for the fall. Enjoy the fun of food, games, music and hay rides all day long.

Gates open for this free event at 2 p.m. Horse and pony rides will be available from 4 till 6 p.m. at a cost of $5 per ride.

Saddle Up Riding Club is located at 6080 94th Avenue in Pinellas Park.