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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 7, 2020
Photo Release: Great Horned Owl
Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
Photo Credit: Beverly Meekins

Caption: Great Horned Owls (Bubo virginianus) are probably best known not only as having the classic owl look, but also as forceful predators. Their claw grip is extreme strong. Other owls, some falcons and even ospreys can be dinner for the Great Horned Owl. They also eat rodents and other small mammals, along with a variety of other birds. They have great eyesight, including night vision and excellent hearing.

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