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#7080451 - 11/16/12 Check out the critter by my front door..
jasontx Offline
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Registered: 06/25/09
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Loc: South Texas
Found this guy sitting on a Texas Age bush by my front door:

Looks like something from outer space..
Original: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8057/8185811925_98d59e276a_o.jpg

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#7080521 - 11/16/12 Re: Check out the critter by my front door.. [Re: jasontx]
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Can you imagine if that thing were the size of a VW? Very cool.
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#7080866 - 11/16/12 Re: Check out the critter by my front door.. [Re: CameraLandTamronPhotAdv]
jasontx Offline
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Originally Posted By: CameraLandTamronPhotAdv
Can you imagine if that thing were the size of a VW? Very cool.
no but everyone would be wanting to know where he got his paint job. The man upstairs made some really odd/cool creatures! Thanks.

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#7080907 - 11/16/12 Re: Check out the critter by my front door.. [Re: jasontx]
milespatton Offline
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Registered: 08/31/02
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Loc: Arkansas
He will never be able to sneak up on a deer with all them blue spiny things held on with electric tape. grin miles
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#7081549 - 11/16/12 Re: Check out the critter by my front door.. [Re: milespatton]
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Registered: 11/01/12
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Loc: Lathrop,Ca
Cool. But how did he taste?

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#7081679 - 11/16/12 Re: Check out the critter by my front door.. [Re: KMDGarage]
jasontx Offline
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Loc: South Texas
Originally Posted By: KMDGarage
Cool. But how did he taste?

Horrible until I put some salsa on it...

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#7082234 - 11/16/12 Re: Check out the critter by my front door.. [Re: jasontx]
jpb Offline
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Registered: 06/30/01
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Loc: northern Sweden
Excellent picture of a weird subject. I like it! smile

John

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#7089160 - 11/19/12 Re: Check out the critter by my front door.. [Re: jasontx]
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That is one funky lookin critterpillar.
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#7090051 - 11/19/12 Re: Check out the critter by my front door.. [Re: calikooknic]
RedRabbit Offline
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Registered: 06/25/04
Posts: 2317
Loc: Flagstaff, AZ
Nice colorful image. Wonder what comes out of their cocoon? Those spiky knobs look like something one might see on South San Francisco Street here in Flagstaff on a Friday night.
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#7091492 - 11/20/12 Re: Check out the critter by my front door.. [Re: RedRabbit]
EricM Offline
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Registered: 10/25/10
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Loc: SoCal
Very cool macro shot! I like the colors and spikes. Radical looking bug!

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#7092693 - 11/20/12 Re: Check out the critter by my front door.. [Re: RedRabbit]
jasontx Offline
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Loc: South Texas
Originally Posted By: RedRabbit
Nice colorful image. Wonder what comes out of their cocoon? Those spiky knobs look like something one might see on South San Francisco Street here in Flagstaff on a Friday night.

I don't know, hopefully, I can show you if I'm lucky catching him coming out. I went back the next day and found this:

and then two days later:

He/she is still in this condition right now. I have my kids watching it. Hopefully, we'll be lucky enough to see the result of the transformation.
JP

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#7095097 - 11/21/12 Re: Check out the critter by my front door.. [Re: EricM]
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Caterpillars come in all shapes, colors, and sizes.
My middle girl found this one in our yard a couple years ago.............
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#7095102 - 11/21/12 Re: Check out the critter by my front door.. [Re: jasontx]
raghorn Offline
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Cool bug and picture BTW!
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#7097241 - 11/21/12 Re: Check out the critter by my front door.. [Re: jasontx]
1minute Offline
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Registered: 01/28/01
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Loc: Burns/Hines, Oregon, USA
A neat and well armed critter there. Thanks and do let us know what the tranfomation generates.
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#7101524 - 11/22/12 Re: Check out the critter by my front door.. [Re: EricM]
wyohunter99 Offline
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Registered: 09/26/10
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Loc: Casper, WY
Thats a very cool pic!
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#7101712 - 11/22/12 Re: Check out the critter by my front door.. [Re: wyohunter99]
LouisB Offline
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Registered: 12/17/07
Posts: 1694
Loc: TN
I could be wrong, but I bet if you brushed bare skin against those spines you would soon regret it.

I brushed against a plain il brown one in the garden one day and started to get pretty severe reactions very quickly. Severe enough I was thinking about how far and time needed to get to a hospital and over the next 30 minutes or so the symptoms lessened.

Brightly colored and with those spines I am thinking "LOOK OUT/DANGER"


Edited by LouisB (11/23/12)
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#7102725 - 11/23/12 Re: Check out the critter by my front door.. [Re: raghorn]
jasontx Offline
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Registered: 06/25/09
Posts: 253
Loc: South Texas
Originally Posted By: raghorn
Caterpillars come in all shapes, colors, and sizes.
My middle girl found this one in our yard a couple years ago.............

Awesome photo sir..I've never paid much attn. to them but I will now just to see what kinds of cool close-ups I can get.

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#7102728 - 11/23/12 Re: Check out the critter by my front door.. [Re: LouisB]
jasontx Offline
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Registered: 06/25/09
Posts: 253
Loc: South Texas
Originally Posted By: LouisB
I could be wrong, but I bet if you brushed bare skin against those spines you would soon regret it

I don't know but they look like youre probably right.

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#7108518 - 11/25/12 Re: Check out the critter by my front door.. [Re: jasontx]
smokinbarrels Offline
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Registered: 12/04/09
Posts: 165
Loc: Illinois
Nice work on the close ups!

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