This is a juvenile Cooper’s Hawk, which can be seen from the brown upper feathers and streaks of brown on the under feathers. Adults have blue-gray upper feathers and dark […]
There are 20 subspecies of deer in North America, and Florida has three of those species. The deer in the picture above is most likely a white-tailed deer. White-tailed deer […]
Coyotes have become an important part of the Florida ecosystem as they create a balance by feeding on the smaller animals. Black coyotes are extremely rare as the black coloration […]
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.
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 […]
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.
Opossum or “possums” are often thought of as a nuisance animal. However, they eat lots of ticks, beetles, and cockroaches.
Bobcats are tan and brown and larger than a housecat. They have a short, “bobbed” tail which gives them their name.