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Protected Wildlife

Key Deer

Key Deer

Key deer are only found on the islands of the Florida Keys. The population center is big pine key, where the national key deer refuge is located. The key deer are a subspecies of the Virginia whitetail deer and are the smallest of all whitetail deer. It is illegal to feed key deer.

 
 

Crocodile

Crocodile

The American crocodile is similar in size to the alligator. The snout, or nose, is slender. Unlike the alligator, its upper and lower teeth protrude from the sides of the jaws. Its body is brownish with black markings. Crocodiles are primarily found in the extreme southern part of Florida. American crocodiles are an endangered species and are protected.

 
 

Indigo Snake

Indigo Snake

The eastern indigo snake has a smoothly scaled stout body which is shiny blue-black in color. Orange may be present on the throat and the sides of the head. Indigo snakes are threatened due to habitat destruction and capture for the pet trade. The eastern indigo is North America's largest native snake.

 
 

Source: FWC Hunter Education Program


 
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