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Horseshoe crab shells. They are amazing creatures. (at Cordwood Park)

Yesterday, Meg and I had the best cousin adventure day on Long Island. We visited shops and lunched in Port Jefferson, and stopped by her old farmstand near Stony Brook. And then we stopped at a winery and took a walk on a nature preserve. It was so fun to have my cousin out here in my new neighborhood to show me all the great little spots she knows. 

She also took me to a secret beach where we found these crazy cool horseshoe crab shells. They’re enormous! Meg was telling me all sorts of fascinating trivia about them so I looked them up on Wikipedia and now I’m terrified. First of all, they’re closely related to ticks so my brain goes “THESE ARE JUST MONSTER TICKS AGGGHHHHH NOOOO!!!” And second of all, they have 9 eyes. Something about that just gives me the heebie jeebies.

Go on. Go scare yourselves. You know you want to.

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