The Big Scrub area of the Ocala National Forest is a great place to find Scrub Jays, especially in the winter. I frequently see unbanded birds which is a real plus for photographers. This bird was apparently the lookout because he was tracking me and making a tremendous amount of noise. As you drive the forest roads you might also spot a variety of other birds, raptors, deer, turkey, fox, and rarely a bear or bobcat. I frequently see fresh bear tracks but have only had a couple of brief sightings. There are also numerous gopher tortoises and a variety of snakes including eastern and pygmy rattlers. I strongly advise taking the time to check and see if it's hunting season and which areas of the forest are open for hunting.