UW Geology class looking for signs of the vicious serpent a’yahos?

As I was walking our dog this morning, four UW vans pulled up along Emma Schmitz view-point. At least twenty students poured out with cameras and notebooks trying to capture some evidence of our local section of the Seattle Fault.

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With the tide half way up, there wasn't much to look at except for the tops of a few boulders exposed to the rising tide… or were these actually "Spirit Boulders" left by the devastating landslides and earthquakes reported to hit this area in A.D. 900? A little research discovered that our native predecessors believed in a vicious guardian spirit named a'yahos (also referred to as Psai-Yah-hus) that appeared in this area and was associated with the existence of the infamous Spirit Boulder in Fauntleroy cove.

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Could this be the same sea-creature my neighbor Eddy claimed to have hooked with a Buzz Bomb lure???

Scupper, reporting for Beach Drive Blog 

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