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Florida's unexpected wildlife : exotic species, living fossils, and mythical beasts in the Sunshine State

Author: Michael Newton
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : English
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"Award-winning author Michael Newton introduces the curious, the strange, and the unexplained in Florida's Unexpected Wildlife. The usual suspects - giant squids, sea monsters, inexplicably huge animals, unicorns, and the Skunk Ape (Florida's relative to Bigfoot) - are all included. The book explores the history of each creature, whether it is an extinct or merely exotic species, and the ensuing investigations into  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Newton
ISBN: 9780813031569 0813031567
OCLC Number: 85485071
Description: xii, 193 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.
Contents: Preface : the crypto-zoo --
1. Uninvited guests --
2. Going ... going ... gone? --
3. Leviathans --
4. Octopus giganteus --
5. Freshwater phantoms --
6. Old three-toes --
7. Alien big cats --
8. Missing links --
9. Stranger still --
Conclusion : where be monsters? --
App. Florida Skunk Ape encounters.
Responsibility: Michael Newton.
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"Award-winning author Michael Newton introduces the curious, the strange, and the unexplained in Florida's Unexpected Wildlife. The usual suspects - giant squids, sea monsters, inexplicably huge animals, unicorns, and the Skunk Ape (Florida's relative to Bigfoot) - are all included. The book explores the history of each creature, whether it is an extinct or merely exotic species, and the ensuing investigations into its existence. Newton also delves into lesser-known mysteries: a ghost kangaroo; a dead shark on the edge of a lake; "extinct" birds; pink alligators; and El Chupacabra, known mostly for leaving behind a trail of dead animals drained of their blood."--BOOK JACKET.

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