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The Guide to South Florida's
Animals
gopher tortoise
Gopher tortoise peering out of its burrow at Seacrest Scrub Natural Area.
   

If it moves and doesn't have feathers, you'll find it on this page. This is our collection of amphibians, crustaceans, insects, mammals, reptiles and spiders we've found and photographed in South Florida. For each animal, we detail its habits, habitat, what it eats, whether it's native or invasive, how common it might be, its range and other nuts and bolts. As with our other pages, the process of documenting the animals who live here is ongoing, and our list of animals will be updated as we spot and photograph more creatures.

   
 
raccoon
squirrel
turtle
banana spider
black bear
blue dasher
ribbon snake
 
 
Butterflies and Moths
Banana Spider
Phaon Crescent
 
 
Dragonflies
Red Saddlebags
Scarlet Skimmer
 
 
 
 
 
Frogs and Toads
 
Green Orchid Bee
 
Lizards
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scarites Ground Beetle
 
Snakes
Florida Water Snake
Yellow Rat Snake
 
Spiders
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Turtles
Red-Eared Slider
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Our sources include the University of Florida Wildlife Extension and other academic sites, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission website and Butterflies and Moths of North America.
 
bobcat white-tailed deer soft shell turle crab