Critters Big and Small Vol. 10

Grenada, MS(Zone 8a)

We come from here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1190532/

C'mon folks..everybody post up them critters...BIG or small. Have a great day!!

Here's a Cloudless Sulphur to start us off

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Grenada, MS(Zone 8a)

Here's another critter..
Great-Crested Flycatcher with breakfast for the young'uns

Y'all post some of them critters.....I know ya got 'em (~;

This message was edited Jul 28, 2011 12:43 PM

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Craig Co., VA(Zone 7a)

A big snapper along the road. My son will pick up almost anything, but he wouldn't attemp this guy. I don't know if he could have lifted him anyway.

This message was edited Jul 28, 2011 9:11 PM

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Craig Co., VA(Zone 7a)

Hit the window, he shook it off and flew away.

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Craig Co., VA(Zone 7a)

This guy was very agressive. Wouldn't let my son pick him up.

This message was edited Jul 28, 2011 9:09 PM

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Craig Co., VA(Zone 7a)

Bluebird

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Craig Co., VA(Zone 7a)

Found this gal on a walk in the woods. We disturbed her meal of fungus, which is still hanging out of her mouth.

This message was edited Jul 29, 2011 12:31 PM

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Craig Co., VA(Zone 7a)

A young red newt.

Before everyone gets upset, my son has been taught:

Which animals he can pick up and which ones not to
For the more agressive ones, to be ready to be bit and if you get bit, don't rip your hand out or throw the animal. It's a chance he is willing to take
To be gentle with them
To put them back where he found them
To wash his hands when he gets back home
He has been bit by garter snakes, crayfish, bugs, etc., but it hasn't slowed him down
He knows how to tell a poisonous snake from a non
etc.
etc.
He loves animals
His name is Asa

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Craig Co., VA(Zone 7a)

Salamander

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Craig Co., VA(Zone 7a)

I wouldn't let that slimy thing crawl on me. He watched it crawl around his hand and arm for over an hour! He needed a shower after that.

This message was edited Jul 28, 2011 9:26 PM

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Craig Co., VA(Zone 7a)

Black Rat snake, almost six feet long. When startled they make their body all kinky and mimics a rattlesnake by shaking his tail real quick in the dry grass and leaves. This guy did both. My son was at a friends house and wasn't home or I would of had a picture with him holding it.

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Grenada, MS(Zone 8a)

That's a big ol' snapper right there!!!! Your son reminds me of myself when i was his age. The grace of God that I lived this long, because I would catch and pickup critters and bring them home...such as snakes, lizards, baby coons, opossums, skunks, etc. Your pics bring back a lot of my childhood memories, Thanks.

Craig Co., VA(Zone 7a)

I've got 25 more to post, but it's bed time.

Grenada, MS(Zone 8a)

I am looking forward to more critter adventures with Asa! (~;

Central, AL(Zone 7b)

NativeVA, how wonderful to see nature through Asa's currious eyes! Please keep those pics. coming. Like DWM, I'm looking forward to seeing more. Male cardinal sunbathing;

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Whiteside County, IL(Zone 5a)

Sounds like Asa is a born zoologist or vet!

Craig Co., VA(Zone 7a)

Dragonfly

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Craig Co., VA(Zone 7a)

I'm not good at many butterfly IDs. If you see any of these pictures that anyone can make a better ID on, please feel free to shout it out.

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Craig Co., VA(Zone 7a)

Looks like a stealth jet fighter.

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Craig Co., VA(Zone 7a)

Big spider, thats a quarter beside him.

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Craig Co., VA(Zone 7a)

Another big spider.

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Craig Co., VA(Zone 7a)

Mom and Dad out with the teenagers

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Craig Co., VA(Zone 7a)

Big moth.

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Craig Co., VA(Zone 7a)

Crayfish or crawdad. Depends where you live.

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Craig Co., VA(Zone 7a)

Cricket with a spear!

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Craig Co., VA(Zone 7a)

Another salamander.

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Craig Co., VA(Zone 7a)

Big beetle!

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Craig Co., VA(Zone 7a)

His colors tell the would be killer, "Leave me alone"

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Craig Co., VA(Zone 7a)

Thanksgiving?

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Craig Co., VA(Zone 7a)

Another big beetle.

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Craig Co., VA(Zone 7a)

Moth laying her egg case.

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Craig Co., VA(Zone 7a)

Another moth.

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Craig Co., VA(Zone 7a)

Hummingbird.

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Craig Co., VA(Zone 7a)

Nice tongue shot.

That's my Dad in the back on the right. He hates snakes!

This message was edited Jul 29, 2011 12:28 PM

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Craig Co., VA(Zone 7a)

My wife doesn't mind snakes as long as they don't startle her in the grass.

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Craig Co., VA(Zone 7a)

Fake eyes.

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Craig Co., VA(Zone 7a)

Real tiny frog!

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Craig Co., VA(Zone 7a)

Toad

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Craig Co., VA(Zone 7a)

Big Praying Mantis. Asa likes watching these and have them crawl all over him.

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Craig Co., VA(Zone 7a)

Furry moth.

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