Saturday, November 8, 2014

Caught Redhanded

I did but tie one fellow, who was taken redhanded and in the fact, to the horns of a wild stag.

My contribution to eileeninmd's Saturday's Critter's #49 (and a second to TexWiscGirl's Good Fences #33):

Here's a praying mantis with one of the ladybugs that swarm to the south side of the bulding on sunny fall days.

German Village fence cat:

Here's another picture of the 2nd Brown Snake I saw a couple weeks ago. This was before it puffed itself up in an attempt to look bigger:

Cross-posted at Whiskey Fire. Mouse over pics for captions, and click them for larger versions.
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35 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

link this one in next thursday, please! :)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

O.K., But I might have more fences for next Thursday! Funny thing about Columbus..there are plenty of fences. Or else, the weather and season make for interesting shots of the same fences.

It's tougher to find interesting critters around here in the winter, though. Things are the opposite (fences and critters-wise) in West Virginia.
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TexWisGirl said...

i don't mind if you link in several times!

(and that's a dog house - 6-sided to coordinate with our 9-sided house.)

Margaret Adamson said...

I like all 3 shots. Have a great weekend.

Marie said...

Great critters! Interesting to see a preying mantis with some prey!

Linda Kay said...

Are you in Columbus GA (where I used to live) or Columbus, OH? Or wherever. The praying mantis is one of my favorite bugs, if I had to chose a favorite.

Karen S. said...

I love it! You always make my day. I'd say you did well for both girls with your photo posts! What a sweet purr-fect kitty too!

Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla said...

Great pictures!

NatureFootstep said...

a beautiful little snake. And I like the cat image. :)

DeniseinVA said...

Three great critter photos.

Stewart M said...

We often find the preying mantis on our fly wire doors! I don't know what that says about the inside of my house!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Gotta love that praying mantis action shot.

Sallie (fulltime-life) said...

The snake is trying his best to scare you. Lovely pix all.

rainfield61 said...

If the snake didn't scare you. it scares me.

But I like the rest of them.

Happy day to you.

Gunilla Bäck said...

The mantis is a very alien looking critter. I love the cat and the snake.

Ileana said...

Nice criters but i don't like to meet them! :)

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely creatures, swirling about.

Phil Slade said...

Praying Mantis I like a lot. I only see them in pet stores in the UK - shame.

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Great capture of that praying mantis!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Great capture of that praying mantis!

carol l mckenna said...

Great series of nature's critters!

Happy Day to you,
artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

I wish the mantis had captured one of the "enemy" rather than a friendly warrior. Nice photos!

Rajesh said...

Great shots.

Hannah said...

I like your mantis caption, I prefer the ladybug as a predator, eating aphids, to the mantis who can eat bees and other beneficial as well as harmful bugs. But the shadow of the mantis is awesome, like a monster rising from the ground. The brown snake is so cute, such a tiny head.

Christian Weiß said...

The mantis is great, beautiful photos.

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

A lovely cat...I don't mind small snakes but I give big snakes plenty of room!

Missy George said...

Ewww.Don't like snakes..love your other critters..

Tomoko said...

You have posted interesting photos. Your cat in the photo is very friendly! I often try to snap cats around my house but never
succeeded. They quickly run out.

Tomoko said...

I forgot to say. Your header is very lovely. That was bellow the water?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Thanks, people!

Yes, Tomoko, that is a picture of something underwater. But I don't know where it came from...I just saw it on the internet and adopted it.
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Small City Scenes said...

Interesting shots. I haven't seen a Mantis since I was a little girl. Many moons ago. MB

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I hate snakes...but the kitty and the praying mantis images are great

Jim H. said...

Cool stuff. And 32 + comments to boot! Wow!

Sharon Wagner said...

I wouldn't want to ruffle or puff up a snake. But I love to spot them too.

Alexa T said...

My fave is the black kitten on the fence, but all critters are so well presented! Have a great week!