The wildlife in Florida is varied and deadly. We’re not quite Australia, but we’re not far.
Venomous Snakes: 6 – Eastern Diamondback, Pygmy Diamondback,Timber Rattlesnake, Copperhead, Water Moccasin, and Eastern Coral
Venomous Spiders: 5 – the Southern Black Widow, Northern Black Widow, Red Widow, Brown Widow and Brown Recluse
Random Animals: Black Bears, Wild Boars, Alligators, Sharks, Jellyfish, Florida Panther
Those are just the ones indigenous to Florida. Because people are stupid and lazy and incompetent, they bring potentially dangerous animals into Florida via smuggling. We now have Nile Crocodiles in Florida.
A team of scientists has identified three reptiles captured near Miami as Nile crocodiles, a species native to Africa.Through DNA testing, scientists from the University of Florida were able to confirm that the reptiles captured in the wild from 2009, 2011 and 2014 were Nile crocodiles, the second-largest extant reptile species in the world.
An examination of the digestive systems of 104 pythons killed this year in a public hunting competition turned up the remains of seven alligators, 50 mammals — including two deer — and 38 birds.
It was ample evidence of the toll the non-native constrictors were taking on Everglades wildlife.
Alligators. The damn things eat freaking alligators.