710 KEEL's Erin McCarty is in Hawaii visiting her son, Marine Lance Corporal JW Cox. And on her first day there - after a night of no sleep because of the time change - she wandered up and down one of Oahu's many beautiful beaches and coming across, in her words, "plants and animals you just don't see in Louisiana!" 

Enjoy Erin's photos, identify the animals, etc., in the pics if you can and to Ms. McCarty, one word of advice: "For heaven's sake! Don't put your hand in that hole!"

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