Just another cool critter we see from time to time in between flats at Andros South.
For those who have yet to experience it, the sheer vastness of our flats system on South Andros can be overwhelming. It’s not uncommon for our guests to never run into another soul throughout the course of a day’s fishing – something that, like most anglers, we really, really appreciate.
However, regardless of how expansive our flats are, some are surprised to learn that there is indeed land dwelling critters on some of the most remote keys surrounding our island.
One of those critters is the Andros Rock Iguana, and while we don’t tend to see them on a daily basis, proof of their presence isn’t typically too hard to find.
More Wildlife from Our Lodges
First time visitors to the Carribean are likely too see a few critters they’ve never seen before. If you’re lucky, one of those critters might be the Bat Moth, a nocturnal moth, that’s right, about the same size and shape of a bat.
Being primarily nocturnal, our guests tend to spot them only once in a great while. However, due to the recent hurricane and subsequent heavy rains thereafter, we’re seeing far more bat moths throughout the day than we’ve ever seen..
Known by other cultures by names such as the ‘Black Witch‘ or even the ‘Moth of Death,’ Bat Moths have accumulated a fair amount of lore amongst different cultures around the world, often representing dark circumstances. Fortunately in the Bahamas however, they’re also referred to as ‘Money Bats,’ believed to forecast prosperity in the coming future.
Given that today is election day.. We’ve decided to believe in the latter.
More South Andros Critters
Great fishing can make for a good fishing trip, but its often the other things, aside from the fishing, that make a good fishing trip great. Wildlife is one those things.
Sort of like this stunning shot of an immature bald eagle captured by photographic stud, Abe Blair, while on site at Rapids Camp Lodge.
More Alaskan Wildlife
Contrary to popular belief, at Alaska West we don’t see too many bears over the course of the day. Unlike other parts of Alaska, bears in our neck of the woods are not very comfortable around people, so when we’re lucky to spot one, it’s usually a ways off.
That’s not to say they’re not around however, and often times a quick look around the gravel bar is all the proof you need.
More on Alaskan Wildlife
We consider ourselves very fortunate to operate lodges in some very unique places in the world. While our main focus might be on the fishing, every now and then we take our eyes off the water and are often humbled by the diversity of wildlife around us.
The wildlife of Western Alaska is no exception, and today we present to you a series of photos highlighting some of the wildlife we see on a regular basis at Alaska West.