Ted Williams's Blog Archive July, 2012

Striped Bass Can Jump

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxLJJq5eERM I was lucky enough to get in on this in exactly the same spot.

The Rescue

COLLIER COUNTY MAN SENTENCED IN FEDERAL COURT FOR KILLING A FLORIDA PANTHER

Fort Myers, Florida - United States Magistrate Judge Sheri Polster Chappell today sentenced Todd Alan Benfield (45, Naples) for shooting and killing a Florida Panther in violation of the Endangered Species Act. Magistrate Judge Chappell sentenced Benfield to 60 days home confinement, to be followed by 30 days of intermittent custody with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, 3 years of probation, a fine of $5,000, a community service payment of $5,000 (payable during the term of probation) to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, 200 hours of community service at the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge or the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, a public apology in the Naples Daily News, a hunting ban during the term of probation, and the requirement of a hunter safety course. The court also ordered Benfield to forfeit the compound bow, arrows, ladder tree stand, and accessories he used to shoot the Florida Panther.