Other once-endangered species have returned to abundance in Georgia, including the American alligator and the brown pelican. The Okefenokee Swamp alone has an estimated 12,000 gators. White-tailed deer, wild turkeys and American beavers, also once scarce in Georgia, have made spectacular comebacks.
IN THE SKY: From David Dundee, Tellus Science Museum astronomer: The moon will be full Saturday (Sept. 10) — the famed “Harvest Moon.” Rising in the east are Venus, just before dawn; Mars, around midnight: Saturn (high), just after dark; and Jupiter, at sunset. Jupiter will appear near the moon Sunday night.
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