If you are seeking Bahamas property for sale, it may interest you to know what sort of wildlife you may encounter when you’ve purchased and moved into your new home. There are lots of very beautiful and intriguing wildlife in and around the Island.
There are a huge variety of animals and birds and many diverse species; there are tours of the Bahamas which allow tourists to see that this array of different kinds of creatures. There’s a part of the island that has flat land and is salty with little hilly areas. This is ideal for the wild animals; there are many tropical plants in this area also. The most common birds are the Mocking bird and the Warblers. Wild pigs are on the Island and these were brought by Christopher Columbus and other explorers, these pigs have turned feral and have even learned to beg humans for food and they swim well too, this is a really unusual sight for visitors to see whilst on the island, the pigs live near Staniel Cay in the Exumas.
The Hutias are just another creature that can be found on the island, they are rodent like animals and have the look of small beavers with no tail and large teeth, and they can be anything from 20 to 60cm in size. There are 20 distinct species of this animal although half of them may now be extinct. They obviously make nests in rocks or trees and are often herbivores; Cubans search these animals for food and cook with honey and nuts. When taking an excursion to observe the wildlife in the Bahamas tourists can expect to see all types of other species including 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, so are seen as quite useful creatures. There are various different Zoos on the islands that can be visited also.
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 from the Bahamas National trust so that fishing is forbidden here and this has proved to be beneficial as more and more of those species are reaching adulthood within this area. Guided Tours are available within the park that will tell you all about the different species of marine and mammal life. The best way to experience the park is to employ a Kayak and let a guide to take you out on the clear waters, this way you can experience and see all the incredible creatures of the sea and land. Diving is also permitted in the region and is famous for enthusiastic divers who wish to explore the marine life close up there are plenty of places which divers are permitted to swim although since the park is protected there are a few places which are restricted to protect the wildlife.