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Wildlife of Honeymoon Island

Page history last edited by Travis LaRose 11 years ago

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Wildlife on Honeymoon Island and the surrounding barrier islands

 

Ospreys are birds of prey that hunt primarily on fish and marine life.  The Osprey is an endangered species, however with the help of local and national reserves their numbers are slowly increasing.

A perfect example of just how accurate these hunters are.  This fish never had a chance.

 

Though nocturnal, this owl  is up and is even posing for a picture...

...however sleepy he may be.

 

Once endangered, the Bald Eagle has made its way off of the endangered species list.  This eagle has recently made its residency at Honeymoon Island and has had at least one hatchling. 

Although not necessarily a common sight on Honeymoon, rattlesnakes have been know to pop up here and there.  Visitors should stay on the designated trails.  However if one should pass that trail, as this snake has, it is best to let it pass undisturbed.

 

 

This Gopher turtle is strolling around one of the trails.  He may be foraging for food, or simply headed home.

These newly hatched sea turtles have just been collected to be transported to a safe place.  Due to the incredible odds, many newly hatched sea turtles would not make it without a little help. 

 

 

Dolphins are a common sight around the barrier reefs that Honeymoon is a part of.  They  feed off the plentiful marine life, and burn off the calories playing with each other as well as passing boats and jet skies.

These shells serve as evidence of the life in the sea, there are clam shells along with various shells inhabited by hermit crabs.

 

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