The quiet off season is an ideal time to spot wildlife on Hatteras Island, like the local deer who frequent the grounds of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Photo courtesy of Surf or Sound Realty.
While summertime visitors are treated to the laughing gulls, mole crabs, and other coastal critters that enjoy Hatteras Island when it’s warm, winter visitors have an opportunity to observe some of the more timid and elusive Hatteras Island residents. When the beaches and coastal areas are deserted, and when the weather is chilly enough for these cold natured animals to thrive, an unusual group of island critters make a dramatic appearance. Continue reading