• The Battle Scarred Walls of Fort Pulaski

    Fort Pulaski

    National Monument Georgia

Reptiles

Black Rat Snake

Although reptilian life abounds at Fort Pulaski there is little chance that visitors will come in contact with them during a short visit to the park.

The most common snakes at Fort Pulaski are the yellow rat snake, black rat snake, corn snake and Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake, of which only the Eastern Diamondback is poisonous. Rat snakes may surface at times inside Fort Pulaski itself.

The Diamondback Terrapin, a small turtle, might be seen around Cockspur Island. Occasionally alligators may be seen basking in and around the fort moat. The tidal waters surrounding Fort Pulaski contain the usual variety of fish typical of southern coastal estuaries.

 

Did You Know?

Southeast corner repair work

The breach made in Fort Pulaski's southeast corner was repaired by Union soldiers within six weeks following the battle for the fort in 1862. Fort Pulaski National Monument, Georgia