For all my complaining about heat, I do like Summer. Lots of time spent outdoors, critters to encounter.
The biggest tick I have ever seen, which I plucked off my brother's dog:
Oh, man, that is so gross. I did a full body shiver after I flung it into the weeds.
(My thumb for comparison)
Next, a great spangled frittilary that I enticed onto my fingers:
(You can see pollen on my fingernails!)
Taking my camera's life into dangerous hands....a macro shot of Storm the barn owl:
"Dude. I don't know what that is in my face, but I will totally kill it if you bring it any closer."
Ever wondered what the food freezers look like at RAPTOR? Well, here ya go.
A former critter...the hugest screech owl pellet I have seen:
(Thumb for comparison)
They are usually the size of a large marble.
Another former critter...I am addicted to pellet-pulling:
Great horned owl pellet and bones
Rat vertebra. Looks like a set of brass knuckles.
Isabelle became a Brownie yesterday:
(I hate that I have to cover up the Troup numbers...but you know there are pervs out there.)
I'm proud that Isabelle stuck with this throughout the school year.
I think she's proud of herself, too.