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The Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society is the official non-profit support group for National Wildlife Refuges in Eastern North Carolina Information below was released by USFWS and is available on their website at #NCRefuges News 
National Wildlife Refuges in North Carolina
Coastal North Carolina National Wildlife Refuge Complex - Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
100 Conservation Way (P. O. Box 1969)
Manteo, NC 27954
252-473-1132 

Contact Bonnie Strawser 252-473-1132 X 230 
or Steve Brumfield X 224
For Immediate Release
November 12, 2019
Photo Release: Black Bears On The Refuge
Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
Photo Credit: Beverly Meekins

Caption: American Black Bears (Ursus americanus) live on and around Pocosin Lakes Refuge. They are omnivores, eating just about anything - animals, insects and plants, dead or alive. They are quick short range runners. And, they're adept climbers and swimmers. Safety and caution when around wildlife are good rules to follow. If you're taking photos, a telephoto lens can help keep you at a safe distance.

Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge is one of nine national wildlife refuges in the Coastal North Carolina National Wildlife Refuges Complex. Pocosin Lakes Visitor Center, located in Columbia, NC, is open 9am to 4pm whenever volunteer staffing is available.