As a liveaboard boater we see mainly the droppings from gulls and ravens, and can easily recognize otter droppings.
This summer, we learned about bear scat.
And this week, we experienced seal doodoo.
Wednesday we moved from the Port of Poulsbo Marina just down the way to the public dock at Keyport WA. There is a fabulous museum (http://www.navalunderseamuseum.org/) that Al wanted to show to his son Michael, who is visiting us.
We pulled up to the dock and set our lines, but we had to be very careful where we stepped. There were two very LARGE piles of poo on the dock. We speculated. A dog? That would have had to have been a huge Great Dane! I thought a seal or sea lion.
I handed Al the bucket, but he handed it right back and asked for the hose. He said he'd need some pressure for this job. Whoo-eeeee! It didn't smell fishy, but it sure was unpleasant!
That night I heard a 'ker-SPLASH' in the night. When morning came, Al said he'd heard a couple of snorts. As daylight arrived we looked to the dock to see what kind of visitors we had. Yup, seals! There were 9-11 of them, as they came and went, looking nervous at any loud noise (construction noise began before 8AM). They looked curious when I opened the door to say hello and ask for photos.
They really are cute. Good thing! Because there was a fresh deposit too.
|Looks like this one has put in a good store for winter!|
|Itch, itch, itch!!!|
(I can almost convince myself this is a cat in the 'loaf' position.)
|There's always one ...|