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This Catawba County born French bulldog Saylor  now resides in Charleston.    His friend is the rescued from Rivers Ave in North Charleston  mix pit bull Sandy also retired to Charleston after living 15 years in the Lake Norman area.  

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I have only ever seen the Piper Glen bald eagles twice but they are still out there.  Saw both a few months ago but sadly I couldn't get a pic.   They have their beautiful white heads now (first time I saw one a few years ago,  they weren't mature enough).   It's a really neat thing to see in city limits.  

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Animals across the Carolinas Lowcountry edition.  All from Hilton Head Island.  Sea gulls and common terns on the beach.  

 

 

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Gators all at Jarvis Creek Park on Hilton Head.  As I say guaranteed sightings of alligators year round no fee required. Just don't feed them as they say here a Fed Gator is a Dead Gator as it will become aggressive towards humans and it will be caught and killed (in SC)  In NC they do try to relocate them sometimes.  Point is don't feed them. Ever.  

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On 5/16/2019 at 9:22 PM, KJHburg said:

Elk today in the middle of US 441 at the intersection with Blue Ridge Parkway in the early evening.    Usually they graze in the large field near the GSMNP visitors center.  Just 3 away from the main herd which was probably still in the woods.    These wild elk don't know where to stay in park boundaries but they all live on the NC side of the National Park. 

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I go to Pennsylvania at least twice a year to visit family. The elk herd there has created a crazy amount of tourism in the area around Benezette. Traffic backs up for miles during Rut season from people trying to get pictures. At least one person gets injured every year. Some of the elk in NC are transplants from the PA herd, supposedly.

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I'd been hearing the signature "who cooks for you" x2 for the past few weeks, but finally caught a glimpse of my newest neighbor last night.  (S)he is a barred owl (not to be confused with the barn owl), and hopefully hasn't met the family of rabbits that lives in my side yard.

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