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Bays Mountain has a couple of new residents to showcase during the new year

Bays Mountain has a couple of new residents to showcase during the new year

Bays Mountain Park in Kingsport is looking forward to the new year featuring a couple of new residents for people to view.

Otto the otter came to the park from North Carolina after he was found following a flood that killed his parents. They also have a new silver faced red fox named Jamie.

He was confiscated from an unlicensed habitat and given to the park. He replaces some raccoons that passed.

Park officials say they think he'll be excited to see the people coming by.

"He is very sociable. He's out all the time for the public. He stays out, which is very nice. The raccoons were hardly ever out. So it's nice to have an animal that actually stays out where the public can see it," park naturalist Krystal Haney said.

Haney says a lot of the animals are actually more active in the winter rather than the hot days of summer.

 

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