interesting critters

3 April 2012

These are not discarded electronic parts or rusty washers; it's the dung midden of a civet, a cat-like nocturnal creature that likes to eat shongololo's. (Few critters do; the shongololo, a large segmented millipede, secretes a terrible corrosive tasting substance, as I once found out when I happened to lick my fingers after handling one.)

Orb spiders are everywhere. They string their webs between trees and you have to duck every now and then when you're out walking to avoid wrecking their carefully constructed means of trapping food.

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3 thoughts on “interesting critters

  1. Big baboon spider the size of a lions paw on the wall here the other night.
    What’s he doing out of his tunnel?!

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