As a hot spot destination for travellers around the world, the Florida Keys invite visitors to bar hop, deep sea fish, jet ski, snorkel, sample authentic Cuban food and more. But what about the Keys’ hidden treasures—its land wildlife? With so much else going on, it’s easy to see how most people simply walk on by without noticing. Here are just a few of the coolest locals you have to meet.
Florida Keys Wildlife
Nestled within the shrubs and trees, a young female Key deer slowly feeds on vegetation while others keep watch nearby.
With a strong grip, this dragonfly holds on tight while waiting for the winter winds to pass.
A Key doe is kind enough to pose for a picture while waiting to cross the road safely.
Seeking safety among the leaves of a Hibiscus plant, this colourful ashy gecko hides in plain sight.
Able to blend in with its environment, the native green anole thrives.
During fall, many hummingbirds migrate through the Keys. This little guy was seen taking a quick rest before flying off again.
An uncommon sight, this ladybug searches for food during the dying hours of the day.
While basking in the summer sun in the middle of the day, this mature iguana stays warm on the seawall.
A non-native species, roosters and chickens have come to colonize certain neighbourhoods found in the lower keys. This one is waiting for a handout at a local gas station.
Perched on the fence line, this young iguana narrowly escaped the jaws of the neighbour’s dog.
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