Wildlife In Tennessee
Brief desription of some of the different varieties of wildlife in Tennessee.
Tennessee offers some great habitat for different wildlife. The forests and refuges offer some prime spots to find a variety of animals. There are numerous reptiles, fish, birds, and other mammals found in Tennessee. On any given day, you are bound to spot one of nature's wonderful creatures.
In the forests, you can find the most popular of Tennessee's wildlife, the whitetail deer. There are very many of these found throughout the state. The whitetail deer is one of the most popular animals that people hunt. They are also one of the largest wildlife species in the state. There are also smaller animals such as squirrels, raccoons, chipmunks, beavers, skunks, oppossums, and many other little furry animals. They provide a lot of fun for the nature watcher. If you sit and watch some of these small creatures it looks like they are children playing. Some of their antics are almost human like.
In some parts of the state you can even find bears, cougars, bobcats, and even panthers. These these tend to be more in the mountainous regions. These are mostly found in east Tennessee. Their numbers had dwindled in the early part of the century but now they are making a come back. Thanks to efforts by the wildlife resources agency.
Tennessee also has a variety of birds, fish, and reptiles. Some of the most popular are ducks, quail, dove, pheasants, and turkeys. There are also many other colorful song birds, like the hummingbird. Some of these birds are hunted by avid sportsmen.
Tennessee's waterways are full of different species of fish. Some of these are bass, catfish, crappie, perch, and in some areas, trout. They are found in rivers and streams throughout the state. Trout were not found in most streams across the state, but in recent years have been stocked by wildlife agencies. The Tennessee River is famous for its large catfish. Some of the largest catfish ever caught came from the Tennessee river.
There are many different snakes and reptiles also. These can be found almost anywhere. Some of the snakes found in Tennessee are the rattlesnake, copperhead, cottonmouth, and many other smaller snakes. There are many other varieties of reptiles including lizards, frogs, and small amphibians.
Tennessee offers so many varieties of wildlife it is hard to name them all. If anyone loves nature and wildlife, Tennessee is definitely a place for you to visit. With the many refuges, forests, and state parks, you are bound to get your fill of the wildlife. From the smallest animal to the largest, you should be able to see them all.