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
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
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
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.