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Pescado713

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May 2, 2019
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It's a Costa Rican jumping alien bug. Harmless and non venomous but can jump halfway across the room.

Techically it is a tailess whip scorpion or Amblypygi.

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i've never seen a middle-aged woman jump so high until one was creeping up a visiting friend's leg while we were outdoors bbq'ing...the one in the photo is the size of both of my hands, but yeah def harmless and kill centipedes (which are endemic here)
 
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Hump

Phil Edwards status
Jan 10, 2002
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Vancouver Island
Kumiko Hawkes was on the beach on Gabriola Island when he saw a commotion in the water.
With a good telephoto lens he got this shot.

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Sealion snacking on an Octopus.

Apparently dove and surfaced with different parts of the Octopus over a short time.


My friend Karen Wasilenchuk lives on a nice property with bush and a creek on it so has wildlife and lots of flowers all around.
Here's a cute little fairly new fawn.
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And some flowers from her property.

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Closeup of the center of a Poppy.

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Take care.
 
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Hump

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Jan 10, 2002
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I have friends who farm in Saskatchewan and Karen took these photos of a fast-approaching storm earlier today.
Lots of lightening strikes making quite a display.

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A better one.
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See the pile of lumber in front of the building with the light on?

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Nailed it!
Note river just behind trees and back edge of storm.

Big country and they farm just under 12,000 acres.
Keeps them busy and out of mischief. LOL





Take care.
 

ElOgro

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Dec 3, 2010
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Zancudo (not my hand) the official dengue season is underway. Malaguas (small stinging jellyfish) thick in the surf. Moyos (small land crabs) and other assorted creatures becoming active telling us the rainy season is nigh.
 
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