Ronald Sandelé, 70, was evicted weeks before the hurricane. When I met him days later, he was doing what he could to save the life of a struggling bird

You have to wonder: does Ronald Sandelé, a 70-year-old resident of Key Largo, care about protecting the life of a seagull more than saving his own skin?

I met him as I was trying to find gas in Key Largo in the Florida Keys, no easy task in the wake of Hurricane Irma, when looking for fuel has become an obsession for millions of Floridians in the absence of power, food and water. He suddenly appeared, shirtless and dressed in shorts, and walked perilously out into the road to rescue the bird that was lying stricken on the tarmac, its wings clipped by a passing car.

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