Iguana mia! A small population of what were probably released pets stalks the canals and mangrove-choked edges of the city.
"A wonderful bird is the pelican; his mouth can hold more than his belly can."
The grasshopper that ate Miami.
The Burrowing owl is the official city mascot. Creating backyard habitats for the protected critter is a popular hobby.
A golden orb weaver. Looks scary, but is only dangerous to the male of the species. Let's not go there.
A crested heron in a mangrove.
The eastern pondhawk dragonfly is an alpha predator.
Florida anglers tend to be a bit territorial.
A hammocktite recumbus. An avid shade dweller.