There's an array of interesting creatures throughout West Shore (no, not those creatures). They liven up the place.
Bees and WaspsEdit
Dear god the bees. No matter how many times we are taught that bees are good for the environment, the smallest one will strike fear into the hearts of many. Wasps are even worse, and they often travel in packs and are more likely to personally take offense to you. Sometimes parasitic blue-black wasps fly around, looking for other bugs but still scaring children who don't know better. Expect whimpering from nerdy milksops whenever one comes near, and remember that they can smell your fear.
They look like mosquitos and they look like wasps. Honestly, they look like the manifestation of every nightmare you could have. You don't see them very often but they are huge.
These are actually a species related to dragonflies and are not going to harm you.
Tiny little common spiders and wolf spiders mostly. Arachnophobia isn't trendy. They're harmless and you're a weenie for being afraid of something the birds on campus eat on a daily basis.
Palmetto Bugs Edit
These are NOT huge cockroaches. The school isn't infested. However, they are frighteningly large, and some of them fly. They usually don't come into classrooms, so as long as you don't look at the bottom of the wall you'll be fine.
Weird kids carry beetles, moths, and caterpillars around. They think this makes them scientific and artsy but it just shortens the life expectancy of the insect that doesn't want to have a "magic moment" with a large mammal. They're still adorable, though.
There's a flock of ibis that poke around the grounds in the morning before it gets too crowded. There is also a large songbird population which lives throughout the trees and vents. These noises can be used to mask your phone if you set its tone to a bird tweet. Some grackles and crows hang around during the colder months.
Just a ton of rats everywhere. And not the cute pet store kind. Some raccoons occasionally move in under the portables as well. In early 2018, a rat fell off the top of a shelf in Mr. Martin's room.
Green anoles are basically extinct in the area. The occasional brown ones can be seen being courted by huge Cuban lizards. Baby geckos often wander into classrooms to remind you that there is still goodness in this world.
Occasionally a drunk man will wander near campus and ask for Chinese food (yes incoming sevvie, this happened). Or they might camp out in a meth van by the train tracks. Don't talk to them, and remember that they can't see you if you stand still.