Thursday, July 27, 2006

Some more local residents

Here's a Giant Swallowtail on mom's zinnias. This lady was nearly impossible to get a good photo of, because she was very fluttery and zigzaggy and never sat still. Her surpassing gorgeousness constrained me to make the effort to get a good photo, however.

And here's a lil' guy I found early this morning when I let Bijou out in the backyard to do her bidness. Mom and I did some internet digging and believe that it is a Texas Night Snake (Hypsiglena torquata jani).

The lil' guy was very quick and alert and could stand almost its entire length inside the mayo-jar to try to escape. Very nice! I let him go back in the flowerbed where I found him; he's got some bugs to catch, I'm sure.

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