S. Florida trip mammals
Just got back from South Florida where I was for the last week. Saw lots of good birds and lizards, but unfortunately did not see many mammals. Did see 5 or so Florida Manatees in the Flamingo Marina and a Black Rat along Research Rd. both in Everglades N.P., a Marsh Rabbit in Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach, many Eastern Gray Squirrels (so tiny compared to in the northeast), and 4 Key Deer on Big Pine Key (2 males, 2 females). It’s really unbelievable how barren the Everglades N.P. has become mammals wise. Those pythons have really done a job. So sad how much destruction the hurricanes have done since I was there last in ’03 too.