Gopher Tortoises

Gopher Tortoises

Gopher tortoises are a threatened species. They are a “Keystone” species because they dig burrows in the sandy soil that provide homes for many other animals.

Armadillo

Armadillo

Nine Banded Armadillo Nine banded armadillos aren’t native to Florida but have been here since the 1920’s, so they are a natural part of the Florida environment. They are a rather funny looking creature with their own armor. They are about the size of a cat and can...
Rabbits

Rabbits

The Eastern Cottontail rabbit is common in Florida. It is grayish brown with a white tail. It is about 14 to 17 inches long, weighing about two to four pounds.

Opossums

Opossums

Opossum or “possums” are often thought of as a nuisance animal. However, they eat lots of ticks, beetles, and cockroaches.

Bobcats

Bobcats

Bobcats are tan and brown and larger than a housecat. They have a short, “bobbed” tail which gives them their name.