Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Deaths of Key Deer probed

Wildlife officials are investigating the killing of several endangered Key Deer, according to this story at the Bradenton Herald. In one incident, the heads of three Key Deer were found on federal land. In another, a three- foot long spear was discovered protruding from in a live deer that later had to be euthanized. Killing Key Deer is a crime under the Endangered Species Act and punishable by fines or jail time or both. Key Deer can only be found in certain parts of the Florida Keys.

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