for months we knew something was living under the trailer.
every night around 10:00 we could hear movement down there.
sometimes it sounded like something was trying to come up through the in-floor A/C vents.
we figured it must be a 'possum.
i hoped it was a 'possum...and not a monster boa constrictor...
or some other creature with beady eyes, long talons and big sharp teeth!
we finally decided to set up the (have-a-heart) live trap.
it took a few nights...but finally mr. 'possum's nose led him to some yummy smelling cat food!
we hated to have to relocate him...
but we gave him plenty of time to move out on his own.
time to take action, before he tears into all the duct work down there.
(one of the most misunderstood & unappreciated critters)
sam took him up the road to a nice woodsy area...
where he moseyed away to find a new home.
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i spotted some larvae this week. cool looking larvae.
finally ID'ing them...i thought i'd share them here in case you happen to see the same.
|Eastern Tiger Swallowtail larva (POOP goes the larva!)|
the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail with 2 false eyespots to scare away predators
|Eastern Tiger Swallotail|
|Pipevine Swallowtail larva|
|Red-spotted Purple larva|
|Red-spotted Purple butterfly|
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with all the rain we've been having lately...
the smart little Eastern Lubber Grasshoppers
are staying high & dry!!
|young Eastern Lubber Grasshoppers|
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well, that was a look into a few little things from this past week.
|anole with a bit of shedding stuck to his head|
have a good one.