First stop, American Camp, along Cattle Prod Road on the south end of the island. The wind was quite brisk. We talked to the ranger in the visitor center, and although she was eager the point out the historical sites, we were interested in flora and fauna. My daughter bought a little stuffed animal--a fox (She has several of the animals in her neighborhood in TN). We piled back into the car and headed toward the beach area, hoping to site Orcas out in the bay.
Small island community: the people in the car had been on the whale-boat tour with us the previous day. :) The second car contained a park ranger, and I quickly assured him we had NOT fed the foxes (A fed fox is a dead fox). I wasn't certain he believed me, but we saw him later and he was chatty with all kinds of info. The fox species is a "red fox" (and my daughter did see a red one in the bushes when we were driving) and they aren't native to the island. They also have no predators. I wonder how many there will be in another 20 years? :0