Graduation Day for Florida's Newest "Grouper Troopers"

Forty six men and women are receiving their badges from Gov. Jeb Bush.

The FWC officers will enforce wildlife protection laws, boating safety and conservation of natural resources.

During his commencement speech, the governor joked that their jobs will sometimes be more exciting than they might expect.

“The critters come from other places all around the world, like pythons eating alligators," said Bush. "You are going to be dealing with some pretty important things, but you’re also going to be dealing with some really strange stuff too, so be careful out there. There are a lot of weird things going on in Florida.”

Eight of Friday's graduates will be assigned to northeast Florida.