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Though the second smallest of the United States, Delaware is surprisingly home to some animals you wouldn’t normally expect to see.

Delaware’s has a moderate climate over the year, rarely with any extremes in temperature or precipitation. This middle range, along with its many parks and nature patches, give the First State an unusual mix of animals that live within its borders. While not perhaps exclusive to its area, some interesting species show up here and there. If you’re into that sort of thing, keep reading!


Yes, sharks! As Delaware is home to numerous beaches and long coastlines, sharks should be expected to show up along those areas, but their appearance can still shock people from time to time.Read more about interesting and surprising sharks found off the coast of Delaware >


Long, spear-like snouts, large sail-like dorsal fins, and even larger bodies. Billfish are apex predators and like sharks, are found in all the world’s oceans.Learn more about Delawares Billfish found off the coast of the Delaware Beaches >


The largest marine animals anywhere in the world.Read more about whales found off the Delaware Coast >


Eagles are among the largest birds in the world and  have incredible vision and hearing. They can spot prey from above, diving to catch them in mid-flight.You can check out more about eagles found in Delaware in this link


Coyote numbers seem to be on the rise lately, according to witnesses from Sussex County.You can check out this page for more information about coyotes in Delaware.

Wild Pigs

In Delaware? They seem to be on the rise lately…You can check out this link for more about wild pigs in Delaware

Lizards and Skinks

Unlike the others on the list which swim, fly, or chase after prey, these fellows try to stay out of the spotlight. What are they? Lizards and Skinks. Here are the three most common you’ll most likely encounter around the First State.
You can check out more about these three here