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Interesting Snail Shells On The trails At Fort Hill On Cape Cod


I saw these 2 pretty snail shells on one of the trails at Fort Hill the other day. I thought perhaps a bird had dropped them there after eating them for lunch. Their coloring was very distinctive.

A few days later I saw some more of these shells and then they started moving!   I then realized that they were indeed snail shells with the snails still inside!

A Seal At Morris Island In Chatham On Cape Cod


Morris Island in Chatham is an awesome hike that leads you all along the beaches facing South Beach with Monomoy Island in the far distance. Phil and I headed out early, with our binoculars, hoping to do some birding.

As we meandered along I saw this thing flapping in the breeze. I had no clue what it was… maybe a discarded paper bag?

As we got closer we could see that it was a seal! It was flubbing along through the beach grass at a very slow rate heading toward the water. All if a sudden it turned and went back up to the tall grasses. I guess it would wait until high tide to get out to the ocean again.

He gave me a nice smile as we walked by. Cute little guy, huh? Actually, he was quite large!


Little Mouse On The Trail At Wiley Park On Cape Cod


I heard a little rustle in the leaves at Wiley Park and saw this little mouse scurry up the tree and out onto a branch. This is the first mouse I have seen there. I’ve heard rustling in the leaves many times but always thought it must be a bird. Maybe it was a mouse?

So, I took some photographs up on the branch and then in the leaves below and came home to research what kind of mouse it was. I presumed it was a “Field Mouse.” Well, there are so many different types of mice, I have no idea what kind it is.

Can anyone identify this little guy? Cute, isn’t he?

Cute Little Squirrel On Our Deck On Cape Cod



I keep finding little piles of roses “gone by” on our deck here on Cape Cod. They look almost like a Rosehip but much smaller. And there are always a few little piles strewn about.

So I scouted the other morning and found this little squirrel grabbing a little rose from the bush and jumping on the deck to savor his feast. He did this numerous times and would always feast in a different spot.

Cute little guy, don’t you think?

Huge Raccoon In Our Yard Here On Cape Cod


We’ve seen this huge raccoon in our yard looking for food around the bird feeders. He usually comes after dark and sets the motion detector lights off.


This time it was just about dinnertime and he was there. We were so surprised to see him in broad daylight. He must have been hungry…

He’s one big raccoon!