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#7080451 - 11/15/12 Check out the critter by my front door..  
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Found this guy sitting on a Texas Age bush by my front door:
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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]  
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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.

#7080907 - 11/16/12 Re: Check out the critter by my front door.. [Re: jasontx]  
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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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Cool. But how did he taste?

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

Horrible until I put some salsa on it...

#7082234 - 11/16/12 Re: Check out the critter by my front door.. [Re: jasontx]  
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Excellent picture of a weird subject. I like it! smile

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#7089160 - 11/18/12 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]  
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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.

#7091492 - 11/19/12 Re: Check out the critter by my front door.. [Re: RedRabbit]  
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Very cool macro shot! I like the colors and spikes. Radical looking bug!

#7092693 - 11/19/12 Re: Check out the critter by my front door.. [Re: RedRabbit]  
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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:
[Linked Image]
and then two days later:
[Linked Image]
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.
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#7095097 - 11/20/12 Re: Check out the critter by my front door.. [Re: EricM]  
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Finally home!
Caterpillars come in all shapes, colors, and sizes.
My middle girl found this one in our yard a couple years ago.............
[Linked Image]


B.C. don't matter.............Laffin!
#7095102 - 11/20/12 Re: Check out the critter by my front door.. [Re: jasontx]  
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Finally home!
Cool bug and picture BTW!


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#7097241 - 11/21/12 Re: Check out the critter by my front door.. [Re: jasontx]  
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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]  
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Thats a very cool pic!


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#7101712 - 11/22/12 Re: Check out the critter by my front door.. [Re: wyohunter99]  
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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"

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#7102725 - 11/22/12 Re: Check out the critter by my front door.. [Re: raghorn]  
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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.............
[Linked Image]

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.

#7102728 - 11/22/12 Re: Check out the critter by my front door.. [Re: LouisB]  
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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.

#7108518 - 11/24/12 Re: Check out the critter by my front door.. [Re: jasontx]  
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Nice work on the close ups!


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