It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no … it’s Super Dragonfly!
No wait, it’s a hover craft and it’s scanning out my yard. Check out the craft’s copper body and golden wings (below).
Think it’ll let me hitch a ride and take me up for an overhead view?
Wait a second … is that Tinkerbell?
The dragonflies I remember growing up with in the Midwest were little, blue slivers. These guys in Florida are the size of small airplanes. They hover in swarms around the yards, but they don’t land. Try snapping a photo while they flutter and dodge.
I thought about titling this blog “The Creatures that Live in my Back Yard,” but then realized I’m too fainthearted to capture close-ups of the myriad of different creepy crawlies. Instead, I took a shot of my favorite little creatures that eat those creepy crawlies for me.
I asked him to pose for the photo and he obliged willingly. For some reason he seemed very comfortable with a camera, and he looked familiar. I thought I heard him mumble something about buying insurance. He and his friends like to keep me company in my back porch, licking it clean of those little buggers that scare me.
Once in a while a rascal like this one below might find a way inside.
It has a ring around its neck, thus why they are called ring necked snakes. During the summer of 2010 these sneaky little fellas kept finding their way into my house. They are harmless, but after the third one, I moved into a hotel. I might’ve stayed there forever had we not discovered their peephole of an entrance. Whew!
I’d prefer not to end this post with the photo above, so I’ll use a more eye appealing one. Look closely and see if you can find the little creepy crawly on these. Click on the image and you’ll see it for sure.