Key Deer Wildlife Refuge

Friday 11/25/2016

My training today saw the Little Rabbit and I at the Key Deer Wildlife Refuge on Big Pine Key in the Florida Keys. Several good trails here but all of them fairly short so we hiked five of them. We saw quite a few Key Deer which are endangered and only found in the Keys. This year they have been afflicted with screw worms, a type of maggot, so the Rangers are treating them in the field with bait stations that automatically treat the deer with medication when they brush up against it to feed.

Miles hiked today: 7

Small Key Deer hiding in the brush


Alligator hanging out at the Blue Hole

Key Deer crossing our path ahead
key deer feeder
Key Deer feeder and medication dispenser
Key Deer in the trail ahead

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