Fripp Island is designated as a Wildlife Sanctuary, making Fripp the perfect place to observe several different species up close and personal. Deer freely roam the island, so don’t be surprised if you find them grazing in your yard! Being a wildlife preserve, Fripp Island is also home to a number of species of birds: White Ibis, Great Egrets, Oystercatchers, Screech Owls, Painted Buntings, and Great Blue Herons to name a few.Fripp Island also plays host to the Loggerhead Sea Turtle. Gigantic female turtles can be spotted on the beach, and you can watch the baby sea turtles hatch! Fripp Island is even home to alligators that hang out in a few of the quiet lagoons. Don’t worry, they are very tame if left alone.