Animal life in the Virgin Islands includes a variety of interesting creatures like iguanas, mongooses, donkeys, deer, pelicans, hummingbirds, herons, bats and more. There are also various lizards, frogs and insects.
Are there any dangerous animals in the Virgin Islands?
Sharks, Eels and Great Barracuda
Shark attacks are rare in the Virgin Islands, as are attacks from eels and barracudas. … As a precaution to avoid sharks, swimmers should stay away from fishing areas or where bait fish are set. Due to the bacteria in their mouth, the bite of an eel can lead to severe infections.
Are there crocodiles in St Croix?
There are no crocodilians native to the Virgin Islands, and it is illegal to keep them as pets without special permission from DPNR or the V.I. Agriculture Department, Angeli said.
Are there sharks near St Croix?
Shark. … Although there are sharks living within the waters around the Virgin Islands the likelihood of you seeing one is rare. On reef dives and sometimes while snorkeling it is possible to see nurse sharks; most other sharks avoid reefs during the day. Many shark species are shy but occasional attacks do occur.
Are there monkeys in Virgin Islands?
So are monkeys prevalent in the Caribbean? Well, unfortunately they are not. In fact there are only four islands where Caribbean monkeys roam wild and free – St Kitts, Nevis, Saint Martin, and Barbados – once home to notorious pirates, now home to a new breed of outlaw.
Are there jellyfish in St Croix?
Jellyfish and Sea Wasps
These animals are not commonly found in waters here. Avoidance is the best practice.
Are there scorpions in St Croix?
Tarantulas and scorpions are among insects in the Virgin Islands. There are several species of tarantulas here, the biggest and easiest to spot being the Cyrtopholis bartholomei. … Three or four species of scorpions are found in the Virgin Islands.
Are there monkeys in St Croix?
As far as must see things that you listed … not really any waterfalls of note, no monkeys and the chances are very slim that you’ll see whales. No real exotic wildlife … just the standard tropical birds and reptiles of the Caribbean like the iguana.
Is St Croix safe for tourists?
St Croix has no more of a crime problem than any other tourist destination. That is not to say there is no crime on the island, of course, St. Croix, like anywhere, is not crime free, so just take normal precautions. Almost 100% of the crime is locals against locals.
Are there poisonous spiders in St Croix?
A: “We do live on a tropical island, with plenty of forest, and hence lots and lots of arachnid diversity! All spiders are venomous, it’s how they digest their prey, but we have NO spiders that are harmful to humans! And yes, we have several species of tarantula; they can readily be seen out and about at night!
Has there ever been a shark attack in St Thomas?
The ISAF has documented only three attacks ever in the Virgin Islands — one in 1963 that was fatal, one unconfirmed in 1972, and one in 1992 that was non-fatal.
Are there dolphins in the US Virgin Islands?
It’s true, and its one of the most amazing things you’ll ever see. The Virgin Islands are host to Humpback and Sperm whales and bottlenose, spotted and spinner dolphins. … Whales and dolphins are protected in the Virgin Islands.
Do lemon sharks like humans?
Since these sharks are gentle animals and generally non-aggressive towards humans, they are very popular shark divers. There has never been a recorded fatality due to a Lemon Shark bite and most bites are the result of the shark being spooked.
Are there snakes in St Croix?
Croix. The red tail boa constrictor is the main non-native snake found on St. Croix, posing a threat to local birds.
Are there snakes in the Virgin Islands?
The Virgin Islands are also home to several non-venomous snake species, including the ground snake, Mona boa Virgin Islands tree boa and blind snake (Typhlops richardii). While the green- and hawksbill turtles are found throughout the U.S.V.I.
Are there crocodiles in St Thomas?
Albion is part of a natural wetland area, which is the natural habit for the American crocodile species. … Last November, a 6-meter, 450-Kg, crocodile was captured in Grants Pen of the said parish and was released back into its natural habitat by NEPA.