Key Deer

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IMG_0831KeyDeerBuck

Taken tonight at sunset, 5:48 P.M.

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Fully grown male greeting a yearling buck. Not fighting anymore.

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It is good to see the bucks at peace again on the island now that rutting season is over. They were running around acting crazed for a chance to mate with a doe.

IMG_0741Cuban Rooster

Brought to the Keys in the 1860’s by the Cubans, used for cock fighting, they were let loose in the 1970’s when the sport became outlawed. They bred with the local population to produce a “Gyspy” version of the native Cubalaya chicken. They now roam freely in Key West and in Big Pine Key. They can always be spotted in front of the supermarket.

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Poisonwood. Any part of this tree will give you a nasty blister-like rash if you touch it. Some people do not react to it, but if you do, rub a piece of the bark of a Gumbo Limbo tree on it which grows nearby.

 

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Wild chickens running freely.

 

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Bougainvilea.

 

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