At THP and GBP I have seen countless snakes, rabbits, wild pigs, an alligator, deer, amadillos, snapping turtles and a coyote. When I saw the coyote, I was riding alone, just before dusk, when it crossed about 20 feet in front of me on the paved path behind the dam. I was thrilled! I've never had any issues with wild animals out at either park. If you don't bother them, they generally won't bother you. Even the snakes will just pause to look at you, and go on their way. It's the idiots who stop to poke them with sticks that have problems.