Tag Archives: Cape Cod wildlife

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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!