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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
August 6, 2019
Photo Release: Great Horned Owl - It Knows How to Get Around
Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
Photo Credit: Beverly Meekins

Caption: Here, shown at Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, a Great Horned Owl is perched watching the photographer. The Great Horned Owl is an amazing hunter. It feeds mostly on rodents (mice), rabbits & frogs but can also overpower falcons, Osprey and other owls. It has excellent hearing and night vision. And it really know how to get around, the Great Horn's head turns more than 180 degrees, allowing it to see totally around.

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.