Perdido Key Beach Mouse
Why is the lowly beach mouse first on our list? Well, the Perdido Key Beach Mouse is protected as an endangered species and has actually helped preserve Perdido Key from over development. They inhabit the coastal dunes and rely on the vegetation in dunes for food and shelter. Some things that pose a risk to these endangered species include hurricanes, increased foot traffic, development along the beaches, and predation from cats, foxes, raccoons, and coyotes.