Untamed Lowcountry

  • Watch video of a raptor munching on its prey

    Posted by JEFF KIDD on December 10, 2014

    Freddi Hoffmann of Bluffton took this photo of a baby alligator riding on the back of an adult at Savannah National Wildlife Refuge.

    The fur (or feathers) fly in one of this week's reader-submitted videos. Also, lots of other bird and alligator photos.

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  • Shorebird that frequents SC threatened, feds say

    Posted by SARAH BOWMAN on December 10, 2014

    A red knot.

    An increasingly rare shorebird that migrates through South Carolina received federal protection Tuesday after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed it as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

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  • Reader-submitted photos for the week of Dec. 8

    Posted on December 10, 2014

    Freddi Hoffmann of Bluffton took this photo of a baby alligator riding on the back of an adult at Savannah National Wildlife Refuge.

    Lots of gators and birds in this week's gallery of reader-submitted photos to Untamed Lowcountry. If you would like to submit a picture for publication in a future gallery, email your jpeg image to Managing Editor Jeff Kidd at jkidd@beaufortgazette.com. You must own rights to the photos you submit and agree to allow us to publish them.

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  • Workshops set for birders, nature photographers

    Posted by Staff reports on December 8, 2014

    Beginning birdwatching and beginning photography workshops will be held Dec. 13, Jan. 24 and Feb. 21 at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge.

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  • Red Wolves in South Carolina

    Posted on December 5, 2014

    Five of the 300 Red Wolves in the United States are living in captivity at the Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center.

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  • Red wolf program at crossroads in SC, nationally

    Posted by SAMMY FRETWELL on December 5, 2014

    As five red wolves trotted nervously in the large outdoor cages behind her, Sarah Dawsey reflected on the conditions that had put them in captivity – and whether the wild canine species can be saved from extinction.

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