Paul played golf Saturday and I rode along in the cart as it is a beautiful course with fine views and lots of wildlife.
That included these guys, masked-face fox squirrels, which I'd never seen before. They look like a gray squirrel on steroids, big, muscular squirrels with black and white faces.
Locally they are called raccoon squirrels because the markings on their faces are reminiscent of raccoons.
They do look strange because they are so big for a squirrel.
We don't have holly or Spanish moss Up North. Contrary to what some people think, it gets nothing from the tree it hangs on and does not kill it. It gets everything it needs from sunlight, rainwater and air.
It's a bromeliad, related to the pineapple!
I'm looking forward to having our own holly berries to decorate with a Christmas time.
A wood stork and three turtles made a serene picture on the bank until a cormorant zoomed in. In an instant they scattered, the cormorant dove and went under the water, and there was nobody left on the bank.
One of the many beautiful views out over the water with Hilton Head Island on the horizon.