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National Wildlife Refuge

1562 Providence Road
Cruger, MS   38924
E-mail: yazoo@fws.gov
Phone Number: 662-235-4989
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Hillside NWR - Common Snapping Turtle
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  Wildlife Observation and Photography
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Several species of marsh and wading birds can be found on the refuge, including white ibis; great, snowy and cattle egrets; and great blue, little blue, green-backed and yellow-crowned night herons. Common shorebirds include killdeer, snipe, least and pectoral sandpipers, and greater and lesser yellowlegs. The more abundant raptors include the red-tailed hawk, northern harrier, American kestrel and Mississippi kite.

Also check out the white-tail deer, gray and fox squirrels, swamp rabbit and a variety of small fur-bearers. And don't miss the all-time-favorite, the American alligator, a resident of the sloughs, streams, and shallow ponds.

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