Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge is located on the southwestern side of Puerto Rico in the municipio of Cabo Rojo. It was established in 1974, when lands were obtained from the Central Intelligence Agency. There has always been strange rumors of flying saucers and top secret government programs operating here. There are also rumors of UFO bases and alien abductions.
I asked the folks at the Lighthouse and at the welcome center about this. Everyone smiled as though they were in on a joke, but no one eye witness to anything strange.
They did mention a pair of young flamingos appearing during the summer. They said this couple was white and was easily mistaken for egrets. But after 4 months of dining on the shrimp in the area, they became pink.