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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