A sample text widget

Etiam pulvinar consectetur dolor sed malesuada. Ut convallis euismod dolor nec pretium. Nunc ut tristique massa.

Nam sodales mi vitae dolor ullamcorper et vulputate enim accumsan. Morbi orci magna, tincidunt vitae molestie nec, molestie at mi. Nulla nulla lorem, suscipit in posuere in, interdum non magna.

Hill Country critters

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!):

The little scorpion that hid under a wall near the pool when he saw me coming toward him with the camera:

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.

1 comment to Hill Country critters

Leave a Reply




You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

CommentLuv badge

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.