Archive for the ‘Animals of the Keys’ Category

Key West Infested

May 18, 2007


Key West has become infested with the rich.  In recent years the well-to-do have migrated to the island and brought their mainland ideas with them.  For as long as anyone can remember
Key West was home to artists, writers, wild chickens, and cats.  With the recent infestation of the rich and closed minded there have been movements to remove the chickens and the cats; home prices have went so high that it’s driving out skilled labor; the small business person is threatened by big box stores and chain restaurants; and the free-thinkers have started thinking about finding other places to create and live.  

           
Key West is still a great place, but it’s on the verge of becoming an overpriced tourist destination with only the façade of its past remaining.  The rich and closed minded moved to Key West because they liked the beautiful island and were probably charmed by the culture, but once they got to Key West they decided that they didn’t like the chickens, they didn’t like the cats, and they didn’t much care for wild and liberal minded people that wandered the streets.  In America money talks and this group has used their money and influence to destroy one of the last wild destinations in the
United States. 

      Can Key West be saved?    

Save the Chickens – Save Key West

Save the Cats – Save Key West

Save the eco-system – Save Key West

Save the island from the close-minded – Save Key West

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Win a Job in Key West

May 2, 2007

The Lazy Dog Win a Job in
Key West contest is about to get interesting.  The date for entries was April 30th.  Now we have to all sit back and wait for the results of who will be chosen as finalist.  If we are lucky we will get to view the final competition for the job on a reality TV show.  I’m very interested in seeing who wins the job in
Key West.  Any job that lets you take your dog to work sounds great to me.

Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson

April 5, 2007

A few years ago I was planning a trip to the
Dry Tortugas to do some snorkeling.  My trip plans were cut short when I fount out that that the National Park Service had closed all snorkeling and diving around Fort Jefferson because a crocodile had been seen in the area.  I’ll be honest; I didn’t know we had crocodiles in this part of the world.  I soon found out that we do and one had shut down the under water recreation at the park until the crocodile had been caught and moved to another location. 

I had been to FortJefferson before and will go again.  The snorkeling and diving around the fort is some of the best in the Florida Keys region and the ruins of the fort are a real delight to see.  For bird lovers there is a bird sanctuary on the island that attracts thousands of birds.  I guess it’s some sort of resort for birds.   

http://www.nps.gov/drto/

Swim with Dolphins

April 2, 2007

My wife and I went on a dolphin tour a few years ago.  It was one of those tours where you get out near a pod and try to swim with them.  It was wild to get that close to the dolphins in the water.  They would swim around us and jump next to the boat and do other fun things to let us know that they liked us, but also to let us know they owned the water.  If you decide to go on a dolphin expedition make sure it is one that is environmentally friendly and doesn’t do anything stupid like feed the dolphins. If you love dolphins you should also stop by the
Dolphin Research Center in Grassy Key.  It’s not too far from Key West and is well worth the trip.  The scenery on the way up is beautiful too.