The animals that live along the boardwalk in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, are admired by the many walkers along the trail by the harbour. During the work day, retired citizens frequent the trail, often stopping to watch the animals and speak about them.
On one of our recent visits, people were concerned about an area of the trail which, up until recently, was a favourite haunt of squirrels and numerous other animals.
Finally, one gentleman came along who reported about a white weasel that had taken up residence in this area, causing the regular residents to scatter.
As we walked further along the trail, another area of the boardwalk had numerous squirrels
and chickadees where none had lived before.
Our grand-dog, Georgie was fascinated with the squirrels
and would have stayed to watch them if we had not coached her along.
The squirrels, accustomed to leashed dogs, ignored her.
Unleashed weasels on the other hand...