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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 17 Sep, 2014 01:03 pm
@Frank Apisa,
http://i58.tinypic.com/2h663pe.gif
http://www.buzzfeed.com/ghirardelli/reasons-smaller-is-definitely-better?b=1#h6ezaz
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Roberta
 
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Reply Sat 20 Sep, 2014 04:14 pm
Malayan sun bear:

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTkdCGOa_gOxGfW6B5XtYvD_70NR_5I6s1cXoMFO5e92eaoTT6XXw:www.wellingtonzoo.com/imageGallery/explore/animals/asia/sun_bear/lrg/Malayan%2520sun%2520bear%2520001.JPG
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 20 Sep, 2014 04:23 pm
@Frank Apisa,
Yeah.

I have

big ants in the yard, one main anthole. I doubt I'd ever get to the queen without a bulldozer. So far not in the house. Knock on stucco.

ordinary ants that showed up when I failed to put the tortilla chips away, whacks self. Ant bites when I tried to get rid of them (two weeks to go away, I'm sorta allergic.

sugar ants - went after my sugar bowl, good grief, very tiny, never seen before. Now I keep it in the refrigerator. Now they're in the bed room, good grief, and I purposely try to keep that non food plaza. They seem to like my book.

Swat..
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vonny
 
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Reply Sun 21 Sep, 2014 02:47 pm
Chameleon

http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/835/cache/pet-chameleon-scales-reptile_83593_990x742.jpg
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Roberta
 
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Reply Mon 22 Sep, 2014 04:16 pm
Sunfish (a big fish) and a diver:

http://photos.mongabay.com/10/1110sunfish_blue.jpg
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 22 Sep, 2014 05:45 pm
@Roberta,
Neat photo, beautiful fish.
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Roberta
 
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Reply Mon 22 Sep, 2014 09:10 pm
Variable sunbird:

http://i1.treknature.com/photos/8911/sunbird_variable9546c.jpg
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 22 Sep, 2014 09:53 pm
@Roberta,
another lovely..
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timur
 
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Reply Tue 23 Sep, 2014 06:47 am
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Eu5RbqtOMpo/T1m-ZC6bLDI/AAAAAAAAB1g/XRGZcAKjNiM/s640/CCI03092012_00000.bmp
ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 23 Sep, 2014 08:20 pm
We had these guys in my last home area, Humboldt County in northern California - found one just outside our gallery/studio back door. People like them, far as I know.

These photos are from south of there, down in the Santa Cruz area, where the Banana Slug is the mascot for UC Santa Cruz.

This is from the Tucey Photography Blog about Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park near Santa Cruz:

http://www.tuceyphotography.com/blog/?p=122

http://www.tuceyphotography.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/banana_slug2_lowres.jpg

Cindy posts:

Redwood forests are also home to the banana slug, which thrives in cool, moist conditions, such as those found in the Santa Cruz mountains. The banana slug is bright yellow and eats fungus, leaves, animal droppings, and decaying matter–recycling it into soil. It is the second-largest species of slug in the world, and can grow up to 10 inches long. The banana slug is not particularly fast, but can move up to 6.5 inches per minute. Its predators include raccoons, garter snakes, ducks, geese, and salamanders.

In the photo above, you can see the two pairs of tentacles. The larger, upper pair (called “eyestalks”) can detect light and movement. The banana slug retracts these when alarmed and to avoid damage. The lower pair of tentacles is used to detect chemicals. They have a single lung which opens externally to allow for gas exchange (note the lung in the photo above). During drier periods, the banana slug secretes a layer of mucus and insulates itself with soil and leaves, remaining inactive until the ground is moist again.

http://www.tuceyphotography.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/banana_slug1_lowres.jpg

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hingehead
 
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Reply Wed 24 Sep, 2014 04:39 am
Sit down, boida!





http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/1200x/4a/70/e7/4a70e7efd534c8720eaf458b3eed571e.jpg
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vonny
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2014 12:24 pm
An owl peers from a tree hollow in Northumberland, United Kingdom.

http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/835/cache/owl-peeking-tree-northumberland_83592_990x742.jpg
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hingehead
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2014 09:23 pm
https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t31.0-8/10608495_10152810465337518_8087310514627440421_o.jpg
These adorable giant African rats detect land mines and TB for a living
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/running-ponies/2014/09/19/these-adorable-giant-african-rats-detect-land-mines-and-tb-for-a-living/
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 26 Sep, 2014 02:27 pm
@hingehead,
http://i58.tinypic.com/2aipv2f.jpg
http://www.buzzfeed.com/katienotopoulos/here-is-a-donkey-that-lives-indoors#h6ezaz
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Roberta
 
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Reply Sat 27 Sep, 2014 10:47 pm
Thanks for the pics, gang. I've been trying for several days to post a picture. I don't know why I'm having so much trouble. I haven't forgotten you or this thread.

Just tried again and failed.

I'm sulking--and mystified.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Sun 28 Sep, 2014 01:37 am
@Roberta,
https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS5z_gHcSIn8BPM3KhlARjUCpVsZHnX0WSEcduEYxh8JZF2P8ZQfw
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 28 Sep, 2014 10:45 am
Marabou Stork
http://creepyanimals.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/marabou-stork-pouch.jpg
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vonny
 
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Reply Tue 30 Sep, 2014 12:13 pm
http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/835/cache/lioness-mother-maasai-mara_83590_990x742.jpg
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 1 Oct, 2014 11:24 am
Give or take a few, 35,000 walruses.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/10522721_10153228574829062_6968253838529205400_n.jpg?oh=d4cf12726ce7ddfeb0310a39080a3da7&oe=54D0EA15&__gda__=1421930401_c276e00b71ce640ef5ed54b1847a20cb
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hingehead
 
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Reply Sat 4 Oct, 2014 06:49 pm
http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/1200x/6b/8a/4c/6b8a4ca91f13a70c1f0da1af14bfae43.jpg
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