Florida Key Deer
Key Deer Facts
One of the world's most endangered animals is the Key deer, nature's smallest version of the white-tailed deer. These animals, which weigh no more than a large dog, have a population almost as tiny as their size.
An estimated 700 to 800 animals remain, surviving on
a handful of landfalls in the lower Florida Keys. This is a huge population
increase from several years ago when only 200-400 were thought to inhabit
No matter how hot it is, you don't need to venture out into the 90-degree
plus temperatures to witness any of this. The deer readily present themselves along the side of the road and usually pay little attention to people in the cars
that stop to observe them.