The disease, which is sometimes called “break-bone fever” for the crushing pain it inflicts, has shown up in some parts of the state, including tourist playground Key West. There also have been a handful of confirmed cases in Central Florida, Orlando NBC affiliate WESH reported this week. That’s enough to get health officials worried. Read more
Jacksonville, Fla. college student Brianna Young was driving a rental car last week when she spotted a 3 1/2 foot snake on the vehicle’s dashboard. “I just hopped out and was like, ‘Oh my God,’ and just stood behind the car.” Enterprise Rent-A-Car summoned a trapper, who removed the red rat snake, a common–and harmless–Florida reptile the number on question is. Did they charge the kid for the day?. News4Jax.