Sunday, June 29, 2014

Wildlife at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

Even at the visitor center there is wildlife at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. This black rat snake was in our path.

There was a frolicking family of Delmarva fox squirrels playing among the trees. Lynn noticed that these squirrels do look different from the common grey squirrel that we see all the time. Especially the faces and ears are different and also the coat color. She described them as alternate world versions of the squirrels we see everyday, subtly but noticeably different.

Delmarva fox squirrels are an endangered species that used to live all throughout the peninsula but slowly disappeared as the forests did, they are making a comeback and might be taken off of the endangered species list.

I had some good conversations with the park rangers about these sightings.

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