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Today’s beach finds

Today’s beach finds




So, I’m still hitting the beach every morning before sunrise. This morning, I looked down and thought, “ Oooh a big, pretty chunk of blue sea glass!” I reached down and felt a bubble and jumped back... Nope. Portuguese man o’war. My eyes aren’t what they used to be. Luckily, I didn’t grab it by the tentacles.

I ended up finding several all down the beach and snapped some cool shots.




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I think they’re gross and pretty; mostly pretty.




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Then, I found just one Velella. Love these things.




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Here it is on the sand. Wish it had been a little brighter. Still cool.




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Awesome pics of the man of war!


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Cool finds.


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Those are fantastic picures! Ive never seen anything like that. Of course I don't walk the beach before sunrise!! Good thing you didn't grab ahold of one. Aren't they poisonious?


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Those are fantastic picures! Ive never seen anything like that. Of course I don't walk the beach before sunrise!! Good thing you didn't grab ahold of one. Aren't they poisonious?

MichiganJulia


Yeah, they pack a punch. This is typical of my week. A few nights ago, I heard a rustling outside and thought it was the cat I’d seen hanging around. I started yelling, “Kitty Kitty,” and found it was an opossum. Tonight, I left my leftover fish taco outside for my pet opossum, and found three raccoons hanging around. Lol


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Very cool! Thanks for sharing. Each trip down I warn the niece and nephews about them. They love beach finds and the boys will pick up anything, no matter how gross. lol I'll keep these pictures on standby to show them for our next trip..


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I heard about the Man O War but never saw one. So unusual - thanks for posting a pic. Critters make life interesting. Even is beautiful downtown Gettysburg we have racoons and opossum, along with lots of squirrels. A few bats that keep getting into our basement. Not loving them but would not hurt them - just want them to go away! Keep us posted on your finds!


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Holy moly! Glad you didn't touch it. Awesome pics though!


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My only experience, years ago, with a Man O War was not good. Ended up in the ER. Only thing I remember was seeing purple.


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I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a velella. Cute little thing.
Man ‘O War, yes steer very clear those tentacles can emit the poison even when they’re dead, or so I've been told.
And if you see these guys....RUN!





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