Scenic Highway Wildlife

Animal Life at Water's Edge

There is an abundance of wildlife indigenous to the St. Johns River area that has been appreciated for centuries. Deer, wild turkeys, fish, birds, reptiles and more continue to thrive in the forests, wetlands and waterways found along the corridor


These animals add a “wild side” to the natural experiences of the Scenic Highway essential to the character of the area.

Upland terrestrial wildlife includes the gray squirrel, nine-banded armadillo, opossum, raccoon, gray fox, blue jay, cardinal, eastern diamond back rattlesnake, Florida white-tailed deer, southern ground toad, fence swift, gopher tortoise and turkey vulture. Wetland species include pine woods treefrog, green treefrog, osprey, marsh rabbit, river otter, American alligator, little blue heron, West Indian manatee, cottonmouth and great blue heron.

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