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Chuck Bean


If Tiger King has taught us anything it’s that there is a ferocious appetite for news stories about people and animals acting badly and the wild happenstance of life. In that spirit each night during the 9 and 10 o’clock hour I enjoy playing a game with you, the listener, called Florida or Australia. The rules are simple: I’ll tell you about a news story on the air and you text or call in and tell me if you think the story happened in Florida or Australia.(because those two places seem to have a high concentration of craziness.) Here are tonight’s stories:

Good Samaritan turns in wallet, leading to arrest of Central Florida man for meth trafficking

A good Samaritan's good deed helped Florida law enforcement catch a wanted meth trafficker earlier in September, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Sean Michael Edwards, 36 of Winter Haven, was arrested Sept.

Cerise thought a snake had bitten her. But another creepy critter was to blame

There is a long list of dangerous critters in outback Queensland, but one long, leggy creepy crawly in particular is keeping residents on their toes. When Longreach resident Cerise Woodfield suddenly felt an excruciating pain in her foot, she immediately feared a snake bite.

Be sure to tune in Monday through Friday nights at 9 and 10pm if you want to play along.