Indeed, Saturday, June 18, 2016, it was. This was the scene from the rooftop bar at Snapper Jacks where Folly Beach tourists and locals were forced to share air space with a few who weren't too shy in pursuit of food. So, what do you do if you find yourself in a similar situation? One that closely resembles a real-life game of Angry Birds?
Well, it turns out, if you're on Folly Beach, nothing. That's right. The city of Folly Beach is a bird sanctuary. That means by local ordinance, birds are protected. All of them. Even the ones that try their best to disrupt your good time. Now you know.
Are you in the habit of feeding them? Don't. It's not healthy, attracts large numbers, and results in aggression by decreasing fear of humans. The Lowcountry is surrounded by seagulls and other beach birds.
Do your part for wildlife and humans alike. Make it enjoyable for everyone.
Don't interfere with nature by feeding wild animals.
Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
What beautiful places inspire you in the Lowcountry? Share your thoughts with us here.
South Carolina is known for many things and being home to beautiful beaches is one. USA Today seems to agree
giving five of our beaches spots on their 10Best
Readers Choice Best East Coast Beach poll.
Readers have until March 14th to weigh in but a quick glance has us in first, second and fourth. Beaufort's Hunting Island State Park is currently number one followed by Folly
Beach (second) and Myrtle Beach (fourth). The other two
beaches are Coligny Beach Park at Hilton Head in tenth, and Kiawah
Beachwalker Park in twelfth. Impressive honors for a state we know and love.
Good luck to our nominees.
_Do you agree with this list? What's your favorite South Carolina beach? Cast your vote here for the five that made the cut. .
'Tis the season for bivalve fans everywhere to pony up to a table with a hole in it and feast upon their favorite saltwater delicacy: oysters. South Carolina is rife with traditions but perhaps the most revered is the Oyster Roast, which dominates the winter social scene. Any given weekend finds you choosing between several and asking if knives are included or if you should you bring your own. Communal and almost spiritual in nature, the ritual is welcoming, lacks pretense, and truly southern. We are all equals in the eyes of the shells. With or without hot sauce? Definitely, with...and don't forget the cracker.
Images taken at Folly Beach, Charleston Visitor's Center & Bus Shed, and world-famous Bowen's Island | Robin Gibson Copyright (c) 2016