Lower Keys Marsh Rabbit! and Key Deer Fawn


Today was the first time in four years that I saw the ever elusive and endangered Lower keys marsh rabbit (not like the stuffed one in the Visitors Center I visit often). This is the most endangered rabbit on earth. The fact that I spotted ten of them is like hitting the jackpot in the photography world.


He was not afraid and walked right up to me even though I was in the backwoods.




While out looking for the rabbits I came across this pair.




There are only about 200 of these rabbits left. Weighing about 2-3 pounds and 12-15 inches in length, they are thesmallest of the three species of marsh rabbits. Like the Dey Deer, the rabbits had to adjust to the harsh conditions of island life and became smaller than their cousins up north.



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