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He splashed at a bunch of manatees, police said. Then he went to jail.

A Stock Island man found out the hard way that even slapping the water around a group of manatees constitutes harassment and is illegal under state law. Luis Tornas Perez, 49, listed as a fisherman who lives on Stock Island, was arrested at about 1:15 p.m. Monday after Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers said he slapped the water close to 16 manatees on Long Key near mile marker 55.

Key deer infected with screwworm on road to recovery

A Key deer that had been infected with screwworm in October is showing signs of improvement after several treatments.
McClatchy Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges Complex