|This is a Pygmy Rattlesnake...in my flowerbed by my front door.|
|The yellow tip on his tail is actually his rattler. His mouth is open and he|
is not happy with us at all.
|We weren't too happy with HIM either...so HOE, HOE, HOE, off with your head we go!|
|You can see, even without his head, he was still very feisty. He wasn't any|
larger than the end of our hoe blade...but just as deadly as his larger cousins,
the Diamondback Rattlesnake.
Oh, I did see some more pleasant things this evening...so we will finish up with those so you won't have nightmares:
|This lovely "Hummingbird Moth" flew in for a drink just before dusk. He is a|
large moth with a tongue like a hummingbird...very interesting!
|See that long tongue drinking nectar from the flowers?|
|Next, I kind of broke up the love affair between these two giant grasshoppers. They|
definitely did NOT like having their picture taken...
|I'm sure they'll get back together soon...|
|The sun was starting to set beyond the trees to our west...time to head back inside before the REAL excitement starts|
when the bears start to cross through the "zone"...
|(previously posted picture from July...did not see them tonight...but that doesn't|
mean they won't be out there later....)
|Beautiful Autumn Sky...Half a moon shining down...|
Yes, that is a picture worth sharing...
"GoodNite...Sleep Tight, Don't let the bedbugs bite!"