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Just north of Brownsville is a 45,000-acre preserve called Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge. People come from all over the world just for a chance to get a glimpse of the endangered Ocelot and Jaguarundi. Other wildlife are easier to find such as alligators, armadillos, White-tailed deer, Texas tortoise and the White-colored peccary, known locally as the Javelina.
This area is the only wildlife refuge in the nation that has a record 400-plus bird species within its boundaries including the rare Aplomado falcon. The diverse terrain and quiet, picturesque lagunas look the same as they were hundreds of years ago.
Photos courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters on Flickr licensed under Creative Commons.