Anhingas are one of the most interesting birds you'll find in Florida. Some call them snake birds because they swim in the water with their bodies submerged and only their heads exposed to view. They have small, funny-looking heads that add to their snake-like appearance when swimming. You often find them by the shore or on a tree sunning their wings. They cannot produce the oil that ducks use to waterproof their wings, so they spread them in the sun to dry them off. This allows them to dive deeper to catch more prey under water.