Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge

Living at the Savannahs provides consistent opportunities to view local native wildlife. Our neighborhood is nestled in the middle of the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Be sure to visit their website for more information about the refuge and learn about the area we cohabitate with. Our gallery below gives us a peek into some of our local wildlife sightings. When visiting or living in and around a wildlife refuge, there are some important rules and advisories to heed. And always remember that we share our community with wild animals which deserve respect and space.

Home owners with concerns about an alligator may call our toll-free Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 866-FWC-GATOR (866-392-4286). They will destroy if larger than 4 feet and leave if under 4 feet or smaller.

PLEASE DO NOT FEED the alligators in the ponds. It is against the law in the state of FL to feed many of the Florida wild life, like alligators. Innocently feeding turtles in the ponds attracts alligators and the alligators become a nuisance.

PLEASE DO NOT SWIM in the ponds due to the strong possibility that an alligator may be swimming with you.

PLEASE WATCH YOUR PETS, especially around the ponds.

Spring time is the prime season for all the wildlife in our community. Watch out for the turtles in the roadways and the birds and snakes that are encountered in our yards and park.