Predators missing from our food web
Drawing by Tate T, Robbinsville High School, North Carolina.
Northern pine snake (Pituophis melanoleucus melanoleucus)
Drawing by Mandy H, Robbinsville High School, North Carolina.
Fisher (Martes pennanti)
Drawing by Chelsea A, Robbinsville High School, North Carolina.
Eastern cougar (Puma concolor couguar)
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Did You Know?
There are at least 30 different species of salamanders in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This gives the Smokies the distinction of having the most diverse salamander population anywhere in the world and has earned the park the nickname “Salamander Capital of the World.” More...