Re: another gator on wheeler


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Posted by jd on June 15, 2003 at 11:45:43:

In Reply to: Re: another gator on wheeler posted by Kerry Grissett on June 15, 2003 at 00:50:01:

I always thought gators on Wheeler were urban legend until I looked it up a few years ago on the WNWR web site. Straight from the WNWR website in a FAQ section:

Are there alligators at Wheeler
National Wildlife Refuge?

Although seldom seen, American
alligators do inhabit the refuge. In
the 1970ís, the alligator population
had been reduced drastically, so 50
alligators were released here in an
effort to help restore the species
which at that time was federally
listed as threatened. An estimated
40-50 alligators currently inhabit
Wheeler Refuge and at least one
active nest was located during the
summer of 2001.




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