Stealing a kiss

Two American river otters share a moment at Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, as captured in this photo by Beverly Meekins.

The main diet of American river otters consists of fish, crayfish turtles and various amphibians. Multiple otter sightings have also been reported on Pea Island and Alligator River National Wildlife Refuges.

Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge is one of six national wildlife refuges in the Coastal North Carolina National Wildlife Refuges Complex. Pocosin Lakes Visitor Center, located in Columbia, is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. whenever volunteer staffing is available.

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