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Blue Hole, Big Pine Key

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#3 of 14 in Wildlife in Big Pine Key
Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
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The Blue Hole is an attraction on the island of Big Pine Key in the Florida Keys. It is an abandoned rock quarry that was used for nearby road fills and Henry Flagler's Overseas Railroad. The water it contains is mostly fresh and is used by various wildlife in the area, such as birds, snakes, alligators, key deer and green iguanas. It is part of the National Key Deer Refuge.
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  • We made the short drive from Highway 1 to Blue Hole and we were sure glad we did. An alligator was posing below the wooden platform just a short walk from the car. We also saw a couple Key Deer... 
    We made the short drive from Highway 1 to Blue Hole and we were sure glad we did. An alligator was posing below the wooden platform just a short walk from the car. We also saw a couple Key Deer...  more »
  • Compared to other land-based things to do in the area, this is a relatively nice walk. Didn't see any gators but a few birds. Nothing too spectacular - this was around 9 a.m. - might have been... 
    Compared to other land-based things to do in the area, this is a relatively nice walk. Didn't see any gators but a few birds. Nothing too spectacular - this was around 9 a.m. - might have been...  more »
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  • We got to see an alligator munching on a turtle..quick little detour on our way to key west
  • Excellent nature preserve and staff.

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