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Think of state's wildlife this winter
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With the rich bounty of the season surrounding them, people are constantly reminded of the gracious plenty of the holidays. But what of wildlife—will their Christmas and New Year’s be merry?“Winter is a difficult time for many animals,” said Lex Glover, wildlife technician with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR). “Winter is also a culling-out time --- a time when mortality for many animal species is the highest because of predation and the lack of food.”Cold weather, and its deadly effect on insects, is the main reason many birds leave the state and go south to find an area where insects are more active, according to Glover.

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