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Dangerous creatures getting extra protection

(WFLX) - Some of the world's most dangerous creatures are getting some extra protection from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

The FWC is drafting a rule that would make it a crime to kill tiger and hammerhead sharks.

Currently, 22 species of sharks are protected in Florida's waters, and conservationists found these two species need extra protection, as well.

If the proposal is approved, anyone caught killing one of these sharks would face jail time.

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