An INSECT, BIRD, AMPHIBIAN & MAMMAL on CREATIVE ARTS THURSDAY FRIDAY

  
By:  A. Macarthur  •  2 months ago  •  69 comments


An INSECT, BIRD, AMPHIBIAN & MAMMAL on CREATIVE ARTS THURSDAY FRIDAY
 

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Some days, the Biologist in me can't help itself … today … representative creatures of FOUR CLASSES of ANIMAL LIFE … VERTEBRATE & INVERTEBRATE, WARM BLOODED & COLD BLOODED, AQUATIC & TERRESTRIAL.

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Bewicks Wren

© A. Mac/A.G.

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Spicebush Butterfly

© A. Mac/A.G.

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Chipmunk

© A. Mac/A.G.

And atop the article, an AMERICAN BULLFROG.


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A. Macarthur
1  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

Show your stuff -- animate, inanimate, organic, inorganic … whatever you care to share!

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
1.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    2 months ago

Awwww... you knew you got me with that chipmunk!!! My favorite! Great photo, Mac!

 
 
 
It Is ME
2  It Is ME    2 months ago

あなたを捕まえました - "GOT YOU" !

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Buzz of the Orient
2.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  It Is ME @2    2 months ago

Before or after eating its husband?

 
 
 
It Is ME
2.1.1  It Is ME  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.1    2 months ago

LOL !

She's soooo beautiful.....just before. After …… no clue what she looks like. jrSmiley_18_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
3  Trout Giggles    2 months ago

I've had an indigo bunting visiting my feeders the last few days. I am going to make it a point to go outside with my phone and take a photo of him. If I'm successful I will post it

 
 
 
Kavika
4  Kavika     2 months ago

A group of manatees at Appolo Beach FL. January of 2019. The power plant is there and it warms the water drawing the manatee into the warmer water in cold weather (cold in FL is below 72 degrees water temp)

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Perrie Halpern R.A.
4.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Kavika @4    2 months ago

Very cool Kavika!

 
 
 
Thomas
5  Thomas    2 months ago

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This is what is known as a Lil'bit. Definitely a mammal, Definitely a canine.... Malted Pamm-Poo mix

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
5.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Thomas @5    2 months ago

Awwww......he? she? is very adorable.

When I retire I'm getting a little pound puppy. A furry one

 
 
 
Thomas
5.1.1  Thomas  replied to  Trout Giggles @5.1    2 months ago

She is also known as "The General" because she rules the roost. All 4 pounds of her.

 
 
 
Ender
5.2  Ender  replied to  Thomas @5    2 months ago

Cute. I use to have a Pomshit.

He was adorable. Poor thing ended up with congestive heart failure. I need to see if I can dig out some pics.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
5.3  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Thomas @5    2 months ago

adogable!

 
 
 
MUVA
6  MUVA    2 months ago

A new friend at the shop 384

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
6.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  MUVA @6    2 months ago

That appears to be a Black Widow Spider.

Latrodectus mactans, known as southern black widow or simply black widow, and the shoe-button spider, is a venomous species of spider in the genus Latrodectus. The females are well known for their distinctive black and red coloring and for the fact that they will occasionally eat their mate after reproduction

 
 
 
MUVA
6.1.1  MUVA  replied to  A. Macarthur @6.1    2 months ago

Yep it is living behind a pile of sand bags at the front of the shop.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
6.1.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  A. Macarthur @6.1    2 months ago

I know a few divorces that wish they could have done that.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
6.2  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  MUVA @6    2 months ago

I be afraid of those. They can kill me. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
6.2.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @6.2    2 months ago

Black widows and brown recluses are the only spiders that must die

 
 
 
devangelical
6.2.2  devangelical  replied to  Trout Giggles @6.2.1    2 months ago

I've been bitten by both and I'm still here. I thought aracnids and I had an understanding, but they blew it, now I kill all of them.

 
 
 
evilgenius
7  evilgenius    2 months ago

Two images of the same spot from two different perspectives.

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Perrie Halpern R.A.
7.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  evilgenius @7    2 months ago

Really nice EG

 
 
 
Kavika
7.2  Kavika   replied to  evilgenius @7    2 months ago

Really beautiful photos EG.

 
 
 
Ender
8  Ender    2 months ago

I actually found this little guy in my toilet. Have no idea how it got there...

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Now I look before I sit...

 
 
 
Kavika
8.1  Kavika   replied to  Ender @8    2 months ago
Now I look before I sit...

LOL, I'm sure that you do.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
8.1.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Kavika @8.1    2 months ago

Me too

For the frog's sake.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
8.2  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Ender @8    2 months ago

That's why it's call a "HOPPER"!

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
8.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  Ender @8    2 months ago

It could have gotten in your house when you opened the door and you didn't see it. Then it rovered around the house looking for water. The toilet lid is up...bingo! one hopper in the hopper!

 
 
 
devangelical
8.4  devangelical  replied to  Ender @8    one month ago

check your diet...

 
 
 
MUVA
9  MUVA    2 months ago

384 Stormy day at sea or river in this case.

 
 
 
MUVA
10  MUVA    2 months ago

This is my big boat can’t show the side view with the name and boat numbers because I may get doxed.384384

 
 
 
lady in black
10.1  lady in black  replied to  MUVA @10    2 months ago

Nice boat, and I know what you mean, that's why I don't post a picture of my boat (or where i work), as I wouldn't want to be doxxed.

 
 
 
TTGA
10.1.1  TTGA  replied to  lady in black @10.1    2 months ago
This is my big boat can’t show the side view with the name and boat numbers because I may get doxed

Muva and LIB,

That's an easy fix.  Open the picture with the revealing information in Paint.  Click on the eraser icon and use it to remove the information you don't want posted.  Hit "Save As" in Paint and add a character (I generally use the number 1) so you don't replace the original picture but have the changed picture in a separate file.  Then post the altered picture with no worries.  Hope that helps.

 
 
 
lady in black
10.1.2  lady in black  replied to  TTGA @10.1.1    2 months ago

Thanks for the info!

 
 
 
Kavika
10.2  Kavika   replied to  MUVA @10    2 months ago

Are those 225?

 
 
 
MUVA
10.2.1  MUVA  replied to  Kavika @10.2    2 months ago

Yes 2004’s we are a Evinrude dealer I got a lot of grief for those.We got a notice yesterday at the end of the day BRP is getting out of the outboard business immediately I was thinking of posting the story and letter we received we have been a dealer since 1934.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
10.2.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  MUVA @10.2.1    2 months ago

The outboard motor on the boat I had was a 70 hp Evinrude, and I never had a problem with it - a real workhorse, and it sent my 14 1/2 ft. tri-hull bowrider damn fast planing. 

 
 
 
TTGA
10.2.3  TTGA  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @10.2.2    2 months ago
it sent my 14 1/2 ft. tri-hull bowrider damn fast planing

I imagine it would.  A 14 foot tri-hull is only rated for about 50 horses.  Did you ever try a sharp turn while at top speed?  I doubt if you'd ever try it more than once (and, yes, that is the voice of experience speaking.

 
 
 
Kavika
10.2.4  Kavika   replied to  MUVA @10.2.1    2 months ago

Evinrude is getting out of the business, really? 

The E Tec was a good engine.

Post the letter.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
10.2.5  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  TTGA @10.2.3    2 months ago

Wow!  You're very perceptive.  I knew the boat was overpowered, and YES, the very first time I took the boat out for a spin I tried that turn at top speed and scared the shit out of myself - and you're right again, I never tried to do that again. 

 
 
 
TTGA
11  TTGA    2 months ago

The Hummingbirds are now coming out regularly but I haven't yet got any really great shots.  One very unusual thing that (naturally) I didn't have the camera ready for, was of two birds feeding at the same feeder at the same time.  Usually trying that would result in a really tiny turf war.  Hummingbirds are among the most territorial of animals.  After the first few weeks that young birds are flying, their own parents will drive them off the feeder.

I did have this little guy, well not exactly little; he ate well last year, luckily in my neighbor's garden instead of mine, in the back yard..

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This is his nemesis.  She belongs to the lady across the street.  While she may look cute and cuddly, she is a killer.  It's a rare morning when she hasn't got at least a mouse.  While her owner isn't really thrilled to have her kills deposited on the porch in the morning, we haven't had a problem with moles since they came to town.

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Perrie Halpern R.A.
11.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  TTGA @11    2 months ago

I like your bunny and kitty. 

 
 
 
TTGA
11.1.1  TTGA  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @11.1    2 months ago

The kitty is Martha's, along with another cat, a Pekinese and the most laid back Rottweiler I've ever seen.  This cat, Princess, was attracted to my back basement window.  One day I found out why.  She was hissing and pawing at the window like she hated it.  I went inside and down to the basement and there was our cat doing the same thing.  Medium sized turf war.  It was like trying to pull a couple of drunks off each other in a bar fight.  They wanted to kill each other right through the glass.  Finally, before one of them actually broke the window, I put a couple of boxes in front of it so they couldn't see each other.  Luckily Purry is an inside cat or I'm sure that they would have fought it out by now.  I think of the bunny as lunch on the hoof.  So, I'm sure, does everyone else in the neighborhood who has a garden.  He has about five brothers and sisters that LOVE veggies.  They're smart enough to stay away from Princess though.  She is one badass pussy cat.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
11.1.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  TTGA @11.1.1    2 months ago

That rabbit looks almost as big as a jack rabbit. I think that's only thing I miss about Texas is the sized of the rabbits. My dog chased one once and ran into a fence.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
12  Buzz of the Orient    2 months ago

No animals, insects, birds or fish - just some kids that I've encountered here:

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Perrie Halpern R.A.
12.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @12    2 months ago

Great shots! Pretty children.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
12.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @12    2 months ago

Adorable kids!

 
 
 
Raven Wing
13  Raven Wing    2 months ago

Well....it is now 01:28 on Friday....

Here is my first Friday contribution. It may be one that some of you have seen before, but, it may be new to some of you.

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Buzz of the Orient
13.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @13    2 months ago

Mother Earth?

 
 
 
Raven Wing
13.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @13.1    2 months ago
Mother Earth?

No...just a Native American Mother with her beloved child.

 
 
 
TTGA
13.2  TTGA  replied to  Raven Wing @13    2 months ago

New or old, they're always good.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
13.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  TTGA @13.2    2 months ago

Thank you TTGA.

 
 
 
Kavika
13.3  Kavika   replied to  Raven Wing @13    2 months ago

Beautiful

 
 
 
Raven Wing
13.3.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @13.3    2 months ago

Thanks Kavika.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
13.4  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Raven Wing @13    2 months ago

A Native American equivalent of a Raphael Madonna and Child! High praise.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
13.4.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @13.4    2 months ago

Thank you very much for such a high compliment, Mac. It is very much appreciated.

 
 
 
Kathleen
14  Kathleen    2 months ago

Looking out my bathroom window at deer.

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Kathleen
15  Kathleen    2 months ago

Another view..

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A. Macarthur
16  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

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Indigo Bunting

© A. Mac/A.G

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Northern Cardinal, Male

© A. Mac/A.G.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
16.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @16    2 months ago

Those are truly beautiful birds and great framing that compliments them both.

 
 
 
Steve Ott
17  Steve Ott    2 months ago

Couldn't get quite close enough to get an overhead shot. Thorns make a pretty good defense.

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Didn't get a shot of the fella who left these behind.

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A. Macarthur
17.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Steve Ott @17    2 months ago

I’d say raccoon 🦝.

 
 
 
Steve Ott
17.1.1  Steve Ott  replied to  A. Macarthur @17.1    2 months ago

Yep. That pretty much sums it up.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
18  Raven Wing    2 months ago

And here is a new creation to share.....

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A. Macarthur
18.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Raven Wing @18    2 months ago

A Loon?

 
 
 
Raven Wing
18.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @18.1    2 months ago

I believe so, Mac. They look very similar to the Loons I have seen before.

 
 
 
Kavika
18.1.2  Kavika   replied to  Raven Wing @18.1.1    2 months ago

Yes, they are loons. I'm a loon expert or as we're known in the trade, Loonies.jrSmiley_4_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
Raven Wing
18.1.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @18.1.2    2 months ago
I'm a loon expert or as we're known in the trade, Loonies.

Thank you for the confirmation, Loonie. jrSmiley_79_smiley_image.gifjrSmiley_91_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
19  Buzz of the Orient    2 months ago

Canadian Loon(ie).

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