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Lush swampland at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge near Walden at Chatham Center in Savannah, Georgia

EXPLORE THE SAVANNAH NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

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If you want to learn about fascinating animals while exploring the picturesque scenery, head to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge.

Established in 1927, it spans more than 31,000 acres and contains tidal rivers, bottomland hardwoods, and freshwater marshes.

Wildlife viewing is excellent throughout the year, and animals that may be spotted include:

Bobcat

Bobcats are the only large "cat in the area," and they're one of seven wild cat species found in North America. Their coat is usually tan to grayish-brown, and the fur on the middle of their back is often darker than that on the sides. While these animals are nocturnal, it's not uncommon for refuge visitors to spot them along Wildlife Drive.

American Alligator

Said to have survived on Earth for 200 million years, American alligators have an armored body, short legs, and a muscular tail. Males are larger than females, and those that are exceptionally large weigh as much as 1,000 pounds. American alligators live about fifty years in the wild, and they feed on fish, snails, and birds.

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied woodpeckers are commonly found in Eastern forests and woodlands, and like most woodpeckers, they have an undulating flight pattern. They display black and white feathers, and males also have a red crown and nape. These birds steadily drum on trees for about nineteen beats per second, and their most common call is a shrill sound.

Fish Crow

Fish crows are black birds with a heavy bill and steady legs. They're often spotted hopping on the ground as they forage, and at the same time, they make a distinctive nasal call.

The Savannah National Wildlife Refuge is just one of the outdoor attractions near Walden at Chatham Center. If you are looking for a place to call home, please contact us. Our leasing agents would love to give you a tour.

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