Black Bear: Lives in or near our neighborhood and appears to primarily move up and down the creek from northern Pine Ranch to southern Biscayne Pointe.  Primary food source is live oak acorns, but also likes bird feed and will scavenge from garbage cans.  Mitigation: Keep garbage cans in garage or shed (or request bear-proof can from Waste Management), remove bird feeders, and keep acorns raked up.
Bobcat: Occasionally seen in our neighborhood.  Primary food source is rabbits and hares, but are also known to eat rodents, birds, bats, as well as lambs, poultry and young pigs when a ranch is near, and may pose a threat to pets.  Mitigation: Keep garbage cans in garage or shed (or request bear-proof can from Waste Management) and keep pets in yard or on leash.
Coyote: Occasionally seen in our neighborhood.  Primary food source is rabbits, rodents, fish, frogs. They also eat fruit, grass and even carrion, and may scavenge from garbage cans or pose a threat to pets. Mitigation: Keep garbage cans in garage or shed (or request bear-proof can from Waste Management) and keep pets in yard or on leash.
Fox: Occasionally seen in our neighborhood.  Primary food source is rodents, rabbits, birds, and other small game, but will eat fruit and vegetables, fish, frogs, and even worms. Foxes will opportunistically dine on garbage and pet food..  Mitigation: Keep garbage cans in garage or shed (or request bear-proof can from Waste Management), keep pet food bowls indoors, and keep pets in yard or on leash.
Opossum: A number live in our neighborhood.  Primary food source is insects, snails, rodents, berries, over-ripe fruit, leaves, and carrion (occasionally will eat snakes,corn or other vegetables), but may scavenge from garbage cans.  No significant threat to people or pets. Mitigation: Keep garbage cans in garage or shed (or request bear-proof can from Waste Management).
Raccoon: A number live in our neighborhood.  Primary food source includes fruits, plants, nuts, berries, insects, rodents, frogs, eggs, and crayfish.Often sifts through garbage for food. Mitigation: Keep garbage cans in garage or shed (or request bear-proof can from Waste Management).
Turtle: A number live in our neighborhood along the wetlands. They're cute, slow, and pose no threat people, pets, or garbage!
NOTE: All of these pictures were taken in our development by your fellow homeowners!