Florida Wildlife Refuge Takes in 120 Animals After Hurricane

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Associated Press

NAVARRE, Fla. – An animal refuge in the Florida Panhandle has taken in about 120 animals that were either injured of displaced by Hurricane Sally.

The Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge has taken in opossums, raccoons, gray foxes, fawns, eastern ground squirrels and flying squirrels since the Sept. 16 storm.

Executive Director Stormey Andersen says they’ve also had numerous birds, including baby hummingbirds and fully grown pelicans.

She says their one-day record before the hurricane was 25 animals in a day.

They took in 45 the day after Hurricane Sally. The sudden influx of animals has stretched the refuge’s resources.

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9/24/2020 7:19:54 AM (GMT -5:00)

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