The Miami Herald reports that wildlife officials racing to protect endangered Key deer from a grisly outbreak of screwworm flies have added a new weapon to their arsenal: a medication pit stop. The stations are being deployed in the National Key Deer Refuge’s backcountry to treat more reclusive deer and, like the deer, are a miniature version of a method used to successfully treat domestic livestock, the Herald said. The stations consist of feeding troughs baited with sweet corn, oats and other grains and rimmed with rollers coated with an anti-parasitic. The endangered herd  now numbers about a thousand. Since August, 130 deer have died after being infected with the screwworm larva, which burrow into wounds to feed on flesh, the Herald reported. READ MORE