Monday, August 15, 2005

More on my everyday encounters with the wildlife in FL

Today I got up early and decided to take Duke on his daily walk. I have been going down the new road for a few days now and today I crossed the street to my neighbors yard and was startled when Duke walked up on the grass by the sidewalk and some thing huge jumped. O my god. I couldn't believe my eyes and Had to run home with Duke to get the camera. It was like something out of a movie, I have never encounter such a thing. It was a HUGE grasshopper, I have not done a google on it yet, but I took the pictures to work and my boss called it a Georgia grasshopper. O my goodness this thing is HUGE, I'm talking as large as an adult hand and so pretty with red wings and a yellow and black butt. I was scared of it so I stayed far away, but I was only scared of it taking a giant leap, and with the size of it's legs I wouldn't be surprised if it could jump twice my height. Anyways, let me just show you the pictures of this Southeastern Lubber Grasshoper
Southeastern Lubber Grasshoper
When I got home from work, Mianna told me that dad had killed a cotton mouth snake today. It was only a baby and I took pictures of the head and tail, but the thing is , Rich said it was very aggressive and the fact that it's a baby, scares the hell out of me, because that means the momma is some place close by.
snake head

4 comments:

PhotoMom said...

Jeeze... uh, maybe I really DON'T want to come to FL after all. LOL That grasshopper is pretty though... for a bug. I hate bugs.

virgi said...

it is really pretty

LORRAINE said...

Dang Virgi...That's some scary bugs you got there in FL!! Your area is full of bloody creatures. The whole swamp thingy is too scary for us.

Hayleigh said...

Why didn't I stay in Florida?? OH MY GOSH! Those are horrible....