Posted on April 6, 2019
Nature’s wonderful creatures with many legs or, none at all. All photos are my personal collection. ~Vic
More to come…
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These are great photos, kinda scary with the spider.
I was really scared about what it was going to do. When we contacted our friend, I got all the Tarantula info I needed. They *can* bite and their venom can kill but, they can’t bite us. Mouth is too small. And, they have docile personalities. This juvenile was excitable because it was mating season and because we had put it in an old coffee can.
“He looks like a carrot.” That’s exactly what I thought.
You made me laugh with the comment about the tarantula moving and you jumping, hence the compromised focus.
He was trying to get out & it was scaring the crap out of me. My chiropractor at the time had them as pets. I got him on the phone…”DOOOOOOOOOOOC! We found a TARANTULA IN OUR SHEEEEEEEEEED! You want him?” He started laughing. “He will not hurt you. I’m on my way.”
That was the day I learned about native Texas Tarantulas.
My teachers said that the bee in our classroom wouldn’t hurt me. It was the first time I got stung by a bee.
Did it just arbitrarily sting you because that would be very odd. Or, did you freak out? What kind of bee? Honeybees only sting when threatened…then, they die. My maternal GM had a neighbor that tended bees and gave us free honey. They only time I ever got stung was when I stepped on one. Other than that, they never chased me down. Bumblebees are the same.
I wouldn’t give you ten cents for a wasp, yellow jacket or hornet. Those MFs will sting just for the hell of it.
No, I was sitting very calmly.
It might have been a wasp, now that I think about it. It was forever ago.
And then I read your second paragraph. Uhum!
Hornets will chase you down as a swarm. Yellow jackets can give chase, individually but, they will sting you for fun if you approach. Wasps…they are ill tempered & will sting if rattled.
All bees will approach if you smell or look like food.
I’ve heard about the African Honeybee swarming & killing people but, I’ve never seen one of those type bees.
My maternal GF burned many a YJ nest & Hornet nest. We just sprayed the wasps. They are solitary critters & will kill their own kind.
Thanks for the interesting tidbits.
Awesome spider…….the Red Dragonfly pic is awesome…love the surroundings.
My chiro was certainly overjoyed to get the spider. It was an interesting encounter.
I followed that dragonfly for ten minutes trying to catch him.
the scenery was great on the dragonfly…such a peaceful scene
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