Labor Day weekend, my cousin and I made a couple of trips to the Audubon Bird Sanctuary on Dauphin Island which is about a 20 minute drive from Irvington. Amanda was really hoping to catch a glimpse of the fox that everyone from the island is posting images of on FB and Instagram, but all we saw were tracks of what may have been a fox or a dog.
We did see a snake and an alligator on the first trip, and Amanda caught a glimpse of a coon checking us out from the safety of a large magnolia. The alligator swam over to the dock on our second trip, evidently looking for food. You should not feed wild animals, but apparently this alligator gets fed often since he was definitely looking for a handout as he hung out beneath the dock.
We made our way to the beach on the second visit and were fascinated with the thousands of comb jellies that glistened on the shoreline. Comb jellies do not sting. Find out more about them in this previous post.