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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 5, 2019
Photo Release: Your Family & Friends Otter Be This Close
Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
Photo Credit: Beverly Meekins

Caption: The American River Otter is a great swimmer. They're sleek and fast, and can swim forward and backward. They can run up to 15 mph. When they're not frolicking on the river and canal banks, swimming or looking for a meal, they love to sleep. This otter group was recently photographed chillin' on Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge.

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.