Oatland Island Wildlife Center

The Oatland Island Wildlife Center is located just outside Savannah GA. It consists of several species of birds and mammals, most of them native, surrounded by walking trails in a large tract of forest and marshland. Most of the display animals were alas asleep (the park closes at 4pm, before the nocturnals start waking up), but I had a good time looking for the small natives running around the place. Here are some photos.

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The boardwalk through the park

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Sort of a rare sight—an Alligator actually walking.  Usually they just sit and snooze. Note the distinctive high-gait style of walking—Gators are a lot like birds in many ways.

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Fiddler Crabs

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The Cougar was awake. What lovely eyes.

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I usually assume that any little bird with splashes of yellow is just a Butter Butt, but this one looks different to me…

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An Egret cruises by

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Green Anole with what looks like a birdie scar

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I surprised an Eastern Glass Lizard and got this blurry shot as it skittered away

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Barred Owl

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Map Turtle

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Narceus millipede. I used to keep a colony of these when I was a kid

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Lots of Skinks out and about. This is, I think, a female Broad-headed Skink

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Male Five-Lined Skink

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Great Horned Owl

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Shetland Sheep

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Black Vulture

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Gray Wolf

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Bison

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Beehive
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