Bugaboo Island Deer

Excerpt from the 1926 book History of the Okefenokee, by Hamp Mizell and AS McQueen:

Whitetailed Deer crossing the swamp on Billy’s Island; Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge Georgia. March 11, 2015. ©www.williamwisephoto.com. Please don’t steal my images. Downloan and use legally at Dreamstime.com.

“When Bugaboo Island was first discovered it was then traversed by various trails and paths made by the numerous wild animals on this particular island. There were quite a lot of deer on this island, and it is said by the oldest inhabitants that very few islands of the swamp had more game than Bugaboo, although there were several larger, this prairie gives the deer good feeding grounds. We had traveled several miles during the first day without seeing or hearing any sound of a human being or any living thing except hundreds of alligators and several deer that would sniff at their scent and scamper off a few yards and look back in amazement, for these deer had never seen or heard a human being before.”

iNaturalist observation: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/30501783


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