Cormorant for Assistant Shellfish Constable – Chatham, Cape Cod

I was down at Mill Landing the other evening and couldn’t help noticing that someone was perched out on the No Shellfishing sign.

As I got a bit closer I could see that it was a very handsome Cormorant.


Our newest candidate for the Assistant Shellfish Constable position in Chatham!

So said his mate, Mrs. C, who was swimming nearby.


And today was the day the camera crew was coming to get some press pics of the new candidate.

Yet I couldn’t help noticing that Mr. C was having quite the dilemma…

Oh dear, oh dear. Which do you think is my best side, he asked. The right...


Or the left?


I hated to spoil all the fun, but I finally had to bring myself to mention to his mate one very important detail about the job as Assistant Shellfish Constable.

I explained to Mrs. C that if her husband actually got the new job, he’d have to give up his very favorite shellfish delicacy, juicy crayfish.


Straightaway Mrs. C swam out to tell her mate the news.

He did not take it well.


When I left the Landing I had no idea how things had been left.

All I can say is, you’d better stay tuned!  😉