Black Bears on the Pocosin Lakes Refuge

By on November 12, 2019

Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife

(Photo by Beverly Meekins)

American Black Bears (Ursus americanus) live on and around Pocosin Lakes Refuge. They are omnivores, eating just about anything – animals, insects and plants, dead or alive. They are quick short range runners. And, they’re adept climbers and swimmers.

Safety and caution when around wildlife are good rules to follow. If you’re taking photos, a telephoto lens can help keep you at a safe distance.

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.

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Follow the link to learn more about the National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center and the eleven national wildlife refuges and one fish hatchery represented here!

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