Alligators, Rattlesnakes and Bobcats - Top Predators
Jekyll Island Authority (JIA) employs people to monitor the island's ecosystems. Our naturalists tell us the top predators are important for keeping the balance. Jekyll Sandpiper visitors may never see these animals as they tend to remain hidden. Although you can often catch a glimpse of an alligator at the Horton Pond viewing platform.
Predators Top predators on Jekyll Island are alligators, rattlesnakes and bobcats, according to a Jekyll Island Authority (JIA) presentation. JIA staff made the case to the Jekyll Island Citizens Association for understanding and welcoming predators on the island. Four habitats, forest, marsh, dunes, and ponds, are homes to Jekyll's predators.
Seen from the wildlife viewing platform at Horton Pond on Jekyll Island, GA, USA. Great place to see turtles, birds, fish and alligators. Jekyll Sandpiper guests may want to stop by frequently to see a variety of wildlife.