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Weekly Wrap-up: July 7 - July 13, 2017

Our best stories from around the web and social media each week.


Modest moth

Turtle crossing

Big mouth

Snapper sighting

Check out this snapping turtle spotted at Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge in Iowa. Have you seen any lately?

Snake sightings

Have you spotted any snakes lately? Milksnakes can be found at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge in Wisconsin. They're nonvenomous with a diet that ranges from slugs and worms to lizards and small mammals.


Snapper sighting

Wildlife forensics

Turtle crossing

Wildflowers in bloom

Snake sightings


Secretive sora

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