Key deer


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Key deer

or key deer
n.
A small subspecies of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus subsp. clavium), found only in the Florida Keys.

[After the Florida Keys.]
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After years of facing this invasion of the mainland, state officials now also have discovered pythons living in parts of the Florida Keys, home to the endangered Key deer (Odocoileus virginianus clavium).
Rebecca Shuman of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and Jared Beaver of Texas A&M University, updated attendees on the loss of endangered Key deer due to a screwworm infestation.
By the 1950s, battered by habitat loss and more, the Key deer was in a critical state--only 25 individuals remained in Florida in 1951.
One was Florida, but it doesn't really count because Florida's small deer are almost a subspecies, and in fact its Key deer are.
JJD Contracting, of Deerfield Beach, FL, was responsible for the installation of several sections of the sewer line, including the section in the National Key Deer Refuge in Big Pine Key.
A vivid example of the importance of animal law and the work of the ALC occurred recently when in response to an ALC Newsletter article on Key Deer, U.S.
Barroso was selected because of her work on behalf of the endangered Florida Key Deer. A summary of her research and findings, which were published in the Animal Law Committee's newsletter, led to an increased awareness of the problems facing the Key Deer.
What used to be a thriving pine forest that used to support key deer, fresh water dependent wildlife now does still support certain animals but not those fresh water dependent species."
seminolus) ranges throughout the peninsula, and the Florida Key deer (0.
According to the Associated Press, the Monroe County sheriff's deputy discovered the Key deer while on patrol late Saturday evening and saw that its entire head was engulfed in family-sized Doritos bag.
The Key deer are so petite and appealing that tourists driving through the National Key Deer Refuge can't resist rolling down their windows and offering them treats.
(2001) reported reductions of 80% in levels of ungulate-vehicle collisions in Banff National Park; Braden (2005) reported a reduction of 83-92% in Key deer Odocoileus virginianus-vehicle collisions in Florida and McDonald (1991) described a 70% reduction in moose Alces alces mortality in Alaska after mitigation.