Having lived the greater part of my life as a landlocked landlubber I am constantly in awe of the array of wildlife living out their lives at the edge of the sea.
My most perplexing find is the squirrel. Whenever I see one scampering along the water’s edge or over a boulder with the ocean thundering in the background, I think it must be on a vacation from its inland forest home.
The California ground squirrel burrows into seaside cliffs and lives its whole life along the water’s edge. This one was found at Asilomar Marine Reserve on a drive along the coast near Pacific Grove.