Wildlife of the Bahamas

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

There are a huge number of animals and birds and lots of different species; there are tours of the Bahamas which allow tourists to see this collection of different sorts of creatures. There is a part of the island which has flat land and is salty with little hilly areas. This is perfect for the wild animals; there are many tropical plants in this area also. There are species which come from America, Florida and Cuba here and all can be seen on the tours.

The Hutias are another creature that may be found on the island, they’re rodent like creatures and have the appearance of little beavers without the 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 naturally make nests in trees or rocks and are often herbivores; Cubans hunt these animals for food and cook with nuts and honey. When taking a trip to observe the wildlife in the Bahamas tourists can expect to find all kinds of other species such as frogs, money bats, raccoons, snails and snakes, although 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 diverse Zoos on the islands which can be visited too.

Underwater of course there is a rich selection of Aquatic life as you would expect there are many tropical fish and also lobsters. The Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, it is a unique attraction as it’s protected from the Bahamas National trust so that fishing is prohibited 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 employ a Kayak and let a guide to take you out onto the clear waters, this way you will see and experience all the amazing creatures of the land and sea. Diving is also allowed in the area and is popular for enthusiastic divers who would like to explore the marine life close up there are plenty of places which anglers are allowed to swim although as the park is protected there are some places which are restricted to protect the wildlife.

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