• Crocodilian


    American alligators are abundant on the refuge! They can be found basking in the sun on canal banks or floating in the impoundments.

  • Lizards

    150Green anole

    The refuge has several lizard species that are easy to find and interesting to watch. Anoles and skinks are easy to watch in almost any area.

  • Snakes


    There are over 40 species of snakes on the refuge, but you will have to look hard to see any of them.

  • Turtles

    Gopher Tortoise

    Turtles of the refuge are mostly aquatic and semi-aquatic species such as the Peninsula cooter, chicken turtle, snapping turtle, striped mud turtle and stinkpot. The gopher tortoise is the only truly terrestrial species.