Unlikely guest checks into wildlife refuge

The Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge has an unusual guest in its care: a red-footed booby.

Unlike the refuge’s usual residents, this strangely named bird is by no means native to the area. As the name suggests, these birds have scarlet feet similar to those of a duck, long white wings and a bright blue beak used for gobbling up saltwater fish.

Read the full article in the July 20 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

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