They sinuate through ficus hedges and tunnel under beach towels. They lurk in mangroves and springs. Some you can smell a mile away. Others you don't notice until they grab at your ankles. They're known as Storm Devils and Peat Fairies, Skunk Apes and Were-Panthers, and they're the wildly imaginative bestiary that populates John Henry Fleming's FEARSOME CREATURES OF FLORIDA. Fleming offers an eerie portrayal of the parallel lives of modern-day Floridians and the living landscape -- at once gorgeous and menacing -- that surrounds them. Matched with haunting illustrations by David Hazouri, these tales may forever change your view of the Sunshine State.