Friday, March 03, 2017

Morning walk observations

On a, non-run day, walk this morning two unusual, for me, things happened. First a movement in my peripheral vision drew my attention down to my left. There, in a drive-way on Falcon drive, a conch shell is moving along purposefully. What the heck, I think. Wondering how a live conch got this far inland, I note legs, of a sort, protruding out from the shell sides; aha, a hermit crab. Still not sure how it got to where it was.

Twenty minutes later I witness an armadillo crossing Oriole blvd. stopping traffic. I pulled my camera phone out of my pocket intending to photograph this, never before seen by me, critter, but alas he quickly sought refuge in a sluice pipe under a drive-way.