Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Birds at Huntington Beach

When we visited Myrtle Beach State Park, we asked about Huntington and the lady who worked there said, "We have a fishing pier and they have alligators".  While we didn't see alligators, we did see a lot of other animals including birds.
I love watching birds on the beach.  They just go hand in hand to me.
 When we visited the store here, I was chatting with an employee.  We talked about workamping and what went along with it.  She told me her two most interesting things to date were when the alligators were mating and the males went in the campground area and did not want to leave causing quite the stir and an incident involving a snake. 
 I almost don't want to share the snake one, because it might stick in my mind and I might not want to stay here after all.
Ok, I guess I'll share it.  A young man was looking for turtle shells and he came across a water moccasin instead, landing him a nice bite from the snake.  By the time he made it to her, his arm was turning black.  Can't say I would want to encounter either one of those things, but I still do love interacting with animals in nature.
I am really going to miss this when we leave here!


Barb said...

Love the pelican series! Looks like an awesome place (these and also the beach pictures earlier). Maybe next year.... ;)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love the pelicans and seabirds. Yeah, that snake story is not good; but I think it's quite unusual to actually get bitten.