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The Florida Sandhill Crane is far less common, with some 5,000 individuals remaining. They are most threatened by habitat destruction and probably depend on human management in the long run. In Florida, it is protected, and if killed, carries a very high monetary penalty. This subspecies is under protection of state and federal law at this time. Since the loss of habitat is a somewhat controllable cause of a declining population, habitat preservation is a valuable management measure. The current outlook for the Florida sandhill crane, if it can be maintained on the protected habitats, is good. this Sandhill Crane was taking peanuts from my friend hand, they were right next to us, it is a amazing how tall and trusting they are. Captured in Gibsonton, Florida

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  • tinnieopener
    tinnieopenerover 4 years ago

    Lovely capture Kathy!!

  • thank you Mark

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Edyta Magdalena Pelc
    Edyta Magdalen...over 4 years ago

    Great capture Kathy!

  • thanks so much Edyta

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusover 4 years ago

    Great catch Kathy.

  • thanks alot Steve

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Malcolm Chant
    Malcolm Chantover 4 years ago
    Wow what a brilliant shot, caught at the right time well done young Kathy.
  • thank you so much Malcolm

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Gabrielle  Hope
    Gabrielle Hopeover 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture Kathy, a very different taste for him.

  • thank you, he seemed to like it

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Denis Molodkin
    Denis Molodkinover 4 years ago

    Wonderful work, great composition and light, well done!

  • many thanks Denis

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 4 years ago

    so lovely capture

  • thank you Antanas

    – kathy s gillentine

  • rasnidreamer
    rasnidreamerover 4 years ago

    Fascinating capture Kathy! Always full of interesting facts in your dialog too!!XXSUEXX

  • thanks so much Sue xx

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Kylie  Sheahen
    Kylie Sheahenover 4 years ago

    What a great way to get them to pose for you! Great capture Kathy!! :))

  • thanks alot, these guys are use to humans, they walked within 2 feet of me

    – kathy s gillentine

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunover 4 years ago

    Lovely capture and framing Kathy

  • thank you Trudi

    – kathy s gillentine

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