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Mosquito Aerial and Truck sprayings scheduled in your area

Mosquito Aerial and Truck sprayings scheduled in your area

Bartow, FL--  The Mosquito Control Section of the Parks and Natural Resources Division has intensified inspections and treatment of known mosquito breeding areas, and has scheduled ground and aerial sprayings of the area to control the population. 

Spray Truck Treatments are scheduled as follows:

Monday 10/15/12:

32nd Annual Swan Roundup

32nd Annual Swan Roundup

Lakeland, FL-- Time for the swans on Lake Morton to get their annual check-ups! Tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m., The City of Lakeland Parks Division will be on the lake for the 32nd Annual Swan Roundup to catch and herd the swans for their annual veterinary check-up. 

 

The swans will be confined in large holding pens on the south side of the lake for inoculations and wellness examinations that will start Wednesday morning at 7:30 a.m. with veterinarian Patricia Mattson, DVM.

Big Buck Expo this weekend

Big Buck Expo this weekend

Lakeland, Florida-- Huntin', fishin' and camo lovin' outdoors-men have an event to look forward to this weekend in Lakeland!

The Southern Trophy Hunter Big Buck Expo is scheduled to take place this weekend, beginning Friday, July 13 and ending Sunday, July 15. 

The event is said to be the largest hunting expo in all of Florida, focusing mainly on hunting and outdoor sports. 

Swan Eggs Stolen

Swan Eggs Stolen

Lakeland, FL - Lakeland Police are attempting to identify suspects that have stolen swan eggs from the nesting swans on Lake Morton and Lake Mirror in downtown Lakeland, Florida. 

Sometime between March 1 to May 2, 2012, unknown suspects removed a total of approximately 20 swan eggs from nests from these two locations. 

Police are asking citizens to report any suspicious persons seen in areas around the swan nests.

If you have any information regarding these thefts, please contact Crime Stoppers, 1.800.226.8477.

Hundreds of pigeons invade The Lakeland Center

Hundreds of pigeons invade The Lakeland Center

Lakeland, FL -- The Lakeland Center and the City of Lakeland is excited to welcome the National Pigeon Association this weekend for its annual national conference.

More than 400 association members and 3,500 pigeons have traveled from around the world to attend the 3-day event that kicked off today, Jan. 12 and continues through Saturday, Jan. 14. Exhibits are open Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

A lucrative event for Central Florida, the convention has produced over 1,000 hotel room nights with an estimated economic impact of $500,000.

Fifth case of rabies reported in Polk

Fifth case of rabies reported in Polk

Davenport, FL -- On Nov. 22, the residents at 758 Delancey Dr. in Davenport found a bat in their home, according to the sheriff's office.

PCSO Animal Control officers impounded the bat and lab results today confirmed it was positive for rabies.

The five people living in the home have been notified and will seek the appropriate medical treatment.

The Polk County Sheriff's Animal Control Section says this is the fifth positive rabies case this year.