It's a jungle out here! 8 great Florida animal stories we covered in 2020

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – From the cute and fuzzy animals, to those who slither with scales, Florida can be a pretty wild place!

With as crazy of a year 2020 has proven to be, the stories we’ve written about alligators, pythons and more have not disappointed.

8 On Your Side’s Daisy Ruth has compiled, in no particular order, 8 of some of the best stories we covered involving animals in 2020.

Do you have a story that sticks out to you? Let Daisy know on Facebook or Twitter.

1. ‘Alligator at front door! Seriously:’ Gator with missing limbs removed from Tampa home June 30 Source: Croc Encounters

At the end of June, an alligator measuring in at over 8-feet was removed from the front door of a Tampa family’s home by Croc Encounters.

The gator was missing two limbs, “probably as a result of getting in a fight with another alligator but that did not stop him from getting around,” the organization said on Facebook.

Contracted nuisance alligator trappers Karina Sura Paner and John Paner captured the gator and he now lives at their Tampa facility.

2. Florida angler breaks state record with 69.9-pound flathead catfish Sept. 1 (Source: Florida

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