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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
January 15, 2020
Photo Release: Home is Where the Heart Is
Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
Photo Credit: Beverly Meekins

Caption: If home is where the heart is, then this raccoon on Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge has found a home in the hollow in the heart of this Red Maple. Raccoons (Procyon lotor) are omnivores, eating frogs, birds and bird eggs, turtle eggs, insects, mice, berries, nuts, fish & shellfish.

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