Sunday Snapshot: {Who Needs the Zoo?}

All of these creatures have been sighted/handled in and around our home, campsite or the Prez’s office.

I could not make this up if I tried.

The Prez found this lovely creature in our backyard while mowing one Saturday afternoon. You can hear the lovely cicadas in the background.

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Speaking of cicadas …


Yes, he filled the recycled aluminum can up …

… and then dumped them out on this planting-bench-turned-outdoor-sideboard to see if “they could get away.”


I kid you not … this rooster …


… showed up at The Prez’s office in town one day



And he seemed to like it there. When these photos were taken, we had stopped by to check on him and found his *foot* bleeding. I told the Prez he had to do something.

So he did what any responsible business owner would do. He retrieved his first aid kit, applied some ointment and gauze and first aid tape.


Next I show you the … ahem … illegally captured (and I might add LEGALLY RELEASED) baby alligator snapping turtle.


Mo came home giddily one day after he and Larry rode their bikes down to the creek. “Look what I found, Mommy!”

“There was a big one nearby. I tried to get it, but it was too heavy. I found this little one though.”


In the following photo, you’ll see my solution for us finding the creature MISSING from its temporary home.


I do not know why I can’t find the pic I took of Mo HOLDING the creature.

Perhaps because I was running quickly away.

These turtles grow very large and can snap one’s finger O-F-F.

Is it a dragonfly or damselfly???



A lizard who happened to be at the right place at the right time … at least according to Mo.


And finally I leave you with the Eastern Click Beetle.


Let me just say the boys thought it funny that I jumped out of my skin when they conned me into “just touching it” and it CLICKED at me. For more inside information about the Click Beetle or any other 6 or 8-legged creature, try out this cool site Mo and I found the other night to identify a Luna Moth he spotted outside the boys’ bathroom window.

**Please note no animals were harmed during the making of this blog post.**

Sunday Snapshot


3 thoughts on “Sunday Snapshot: {Who Needs the Zoo?}

  1. You are OH so much braver than I am. I think the snake would have had me in bed for a week! You are the perfect mom for your adventuresome boys.

  2. That’s quite the “menagerie” you have observed recently! Love how The Prez took care of the rooster’s foot! We’ve had quite a few woodland creatures visiting us recently. It’s fun to observe all the different wildlife we share space with!

  3. Love it all but the snake!!! UGH…I would be very hesitant to go out in the yard for a few days. So glad yal live in an area where the kids get to experience so much. And kudos to The Prez for taking care of that rooster 🙂 What a sweet thing to do.

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