Pictures of Florida's Wild Animals


Ducks are very common aquatic fowl in Florida. Fairly clumsy fliers, they prefer to swim around with their family and friends. Ducks are also very good mothers, you will frequently see them caring for several of their cute, little, peeping yellow babies. One interesting behavior they have is their habit of marching in single file while traveling with their babies or other adults. They "swim" by kicking their little feet beneath the water. Above water, all you see is smooth sailing. But beneath is a flurry of action!

Bunch o' Ducks!

Close up, these are Mallards

Commonality list

This is my list of the likelihood of seeing various creatures based on my experiences. Of course, you have to be in the right habitat, the odds of seeing a Dolphin in the forest are not very good. Also, these are based a lot on my local area of Hillsborough County (Tampa). A hyperlink means some kind of info and probably some photos are available.


If you are in the appropriate habitat, you should run into one of these. In many cases, you can't avoid them.


These are harder to find. You'll have to spend some time outdoors and probably look a little for these. However, odds are you'll find one after a little effort.


Difficult to find. Usually, it's just luck to find one, or you'll have to look very hard. You'll probably only see one every six months.

Ultra Rare

Very difficult to find. Most people, even people who spend a fair amount of time outdoors, like me, never see one. Consider yourself truely priviledged if you do catch a glimpse of one in the wild.

  • Bald Eagle
  • Florida Panther
  • Bobcat
  • Otter