The wildlife in southwest Florida is plentiful. Mostly given to the temperate climate, water, rainfall and open land. We are privileged to view a wide array of birds of prey, wading birds, surf birds and migrating birds. Reptiles: We also have a large population of alligators, turtles, frogs, snakes, otters and lizards. Marine Animals: The Florida coastline is home to dolphins, manatee, turtles, fish and birds. The prairies and flatlands are home to wild bore, deer, possum, racoons, bobcats, pather and bears. And then there are the insects.