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Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge hosts 10th annual 'Cars for Critters' show

Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge hosts 10th annual 'Cars for Critters' show

What do hot rods and wildlife have in common? Many share names.

The Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge held their yearly car show highlighting these wild models and their counterparts.

Car owners brought in entries for "Best Bird" such as Falcons and Skylarks or "Best Mammal" like Mustangs and Jaguars. There was even a "Longest Migration" category for the longest distance traveled and "Best Plumage" for paint jobs.

"It's kinda maybe different to have a car show at a wildlife refuge but we think it works," Assistant Refuge Manager Eddy Pausch said. "We're on our tenth annual this year and we get a lot of support from locals. It's very important for us to have an event like this and showcase the refuge to the public."

The refuge's Wildlife Drive offered free tram tours to see critters in the area. All funds raised will help the refuge with conservation and restoration.

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