First, we had to get used to the "No-see-ums" (basically sand gnats) then the fire ants, anole's, frogs (of all shapes and sizes), wild boar roamin the highway and don't forget the alligators.
The gator pic was taken in our backyard or the 11th fairway to others. Just caught him strollin to the next lagoon. Thought that was basically it when I stepped out into the garage one evening to close the door. It was dark and I took a step down onto the garage floor, it felt squishy and the next thing I knew it was slithering around my leg. I screamed and jumped as I turned on light to find a Copperhead snake "warming up" in my garage. Everyone heard my girlish scream and came running'. We disposed of the snake with an 8 iron. And now I really take every precaution before stepping into the dark! Let someone else close the garage. I am a little more cautious now, but I still am convinced this is a great place to live.