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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
April 16, 2019
Photo Release: Turtle Conga Line
Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge - Turtle Conga Line
Photo Credit: Mark Houser

Caption: As the days warm and the sun is out, a frequent sight on Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge are turtles. You'll see turtle heads bobbing up in in ponds, rivers, canals, ditches and lakes. You'll dodge turtles crossing roads. And, you'll see turtle conga lines on logs. The pictured turtle line up was seen along the boardwalk, located behind the Pocosin Lakes Refuge Visitor Center, on the Scuppernong River in Columbia. Some of the most common refuge turtles are the Yellow-bellied Slider, River Cooter, Common Snapping Turtle & Northern Red-bellied Cooter.

Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge is one of six 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.