An assortment of critters spotted around my parents’ house, starting with a curious squirrel:
A painted bunting:
A lizard hiding in a rockpile:
Those were cute and all, but things are about to get a lot less cuddly. Follow the jump if you dare.
Presented in order of increasing menace…
The daddy longlegs hiding under a column (they are all over the place and they have this weird habit of congregating en masse and vibrating. I have a video of it somewhere):
The front walkway spider (fact: I only like spiders when I approach them):
The thirsty wasp (those suckers were in and out of the pool constantly, but they left us alone. We found a few nests under the eaves!):
Don’t feel bad for him; later he got bold and charged me! If you have never seen a scorpion charge, they skitter along like wind-up cars:
I should tell you I had been searching high and low for scorpions to shoot, so I was very excited to find that one. But finding this one cruising around the bedroom floor as soon as I came back inside was a bit excessive:
After that, I didn’t get up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom anymore.