Endangered and federally protected key deer normally eat a diet of native plants such as red and black mangroves and thatch palm berries.
But evidence collected early Sunday suggests they have a fondness for Doritos as well.
Two Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies on patrol spotted a deer with an empty chips bag over its head just after midnight as the diminutive animal stood by the side No Name Road in the Port Pine Heights subdivision on Big Pine Key, said Deputy Becky Herrin.
“It must have wanted that last chip in the bottom of the bag,” she said.
The deer calmly waited for the deputies to approach, said Herrin. Deputy Joshua Gordon snapped a cellphone picture, and then, with the deer fully cooperating, removed the bag, said Herrin. No longer bagged and blind, the deer then scampered away.