An endangered Key Deer at the Key Deer National Refuge on Big Pine Key. Several of the animals, which are popular with tourists, have been put down because of an screwworm maggot infection that is a threat to pets and livestock.
An endangered Key Deer at the Key Deer National Refuge on Big Pine Key. Several of the animals, which are popular with tourists, have been put down because of an screwworm maggot infection that is a threat to pets and livestock. Tim Chapman The Miami Herald
An endangered Key Deer at the Key Deer National Refuge on Big Pine Key. Several of the animals, which are popular with tourists, have been put down because of an screwworm maggot infection that is a threat to pets and livestock. Tim Chapman The Miami Herald

Deadly fly larvae infest endangered Key deer, pose threat to pets and livestock

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