Wildlife of the Bahamas

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If you are looking for Bahamas property for sale, it may interest you to know what sort of wildlife you will encounter when you’ve bought and moved into your new home. There are plenty of very beautiful and interesting wildlife in and around the Island.

There are a huge number of animals and birds and lots of diverse species; there are tours of the Bahamas which allow tourists to see that this array of different kinds of creatures. There is a part of the island that has flat land and is salty with small hilly areas. This is perfect for the wild animals; there are several tropical plants in this region also. The most common birds are the Mocking bird and the Warblers.

The Hutias are just another creature that may be found on the island, they’re rodent like animals and have the look of little beavers with no tail and big teeth, and they can be anything from 20 to 60cm in size. There are 20 different species of this animal although half of these may now be extinct. They obviously make nests in trees or rocks and are usually herbivores; Cubans hunt these creatures for food and cook with honey and nuts. When taking a trip to view the wildlife at the Bahamas tourists can expect to see all kinds of different species such as frogs, cash bats, raccoons, snails and snakes, even though there are no poisonous snakes on the islands they’re there to keep the rodent population down, are seen as fairly useful creatures. There are various different Zoos on the islands that can be visited too.

Underwater of course there’s a rich selection of Aquatic life as you’d expect there are lots of tropical fish and also lobsters. The Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, it is a unique attraction as it’s guarded by the Bahamas National trust so that fishing is forbidden here and this has been shown to be beneficial as more and more of the species are reaching maturity within this area. The best way to experience the park is to hire a Kayak and allow a guide to take you out onto the clear waters, this way you can see and experience all the amazing creatures of the sea and land. Diving is also allowed in the region and is popular for enthusiastic divers who wish to explore the marine life close up there are loads of places which anglers are allowed to swim although as the park is protected there are some places that are limited to protect the wildlife.

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