Post your Pet or animal Pics (Part 2)

So old deaf half blind kitty came over and smelled like a 3 martini lunch. We looked around and found the hand sanitizer he got open, spilled, and took a bath in.

We hosed him off but held off on the hair dryer in case he was flammable.

Toddlers are less trouble than this guy, it’s amazing he made it to 16.

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Now, that’s heavy Good Human’ing right there!

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Cats are cute agents of chaos.

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Also… fluffy crabs with sponge hats…

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/jun/20/fluffy-crab-that-wears-a-sponge-as-a-hat-discovered-in-western-australia

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finally got around to making the little picnic tables for squirrels. we painted them in our “island colors” and hung them in trees next to the peanut feeders. this is because the silly critters were using our orchid mounts as their “comfy chairs” to munch on their peanuts. here is a young squirrel girl trying it out after a rain shower (you can see she is a little wet.)

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A 10-acre wildfire fueled by dry vegetation and strong winds was racing toward a condominium complex in West Sacramento, Calif., last month when the flames suddenly slowed and fizzled, sparing the buildings.

In the moment, it seemed like an act of divine intervention. In reality, it was the result of 400 hungry goats that had eaten the hard-to-reach underbrush surrounding a neighborhood of more than 250 homes, helping to stop the blaze.

West Sacramento has used goat herds since 2014 to clear out tall weeds and low-hanging vegetation as a fire prevention measure, taking a page from other places around the world that use the environmentally friendly and adorable approach to weeding.

With another hot season of wildfires forecast this summer for the West and Southwest, more homeowners and municipalities are turning to goats to quickly clear out dry grass and leaves that can fuel fires.

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Further good news…

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That’s great! I did wonder about that when the WaPo article said that they love to eat poison ivy!

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I thought it was little lambs who eat ivy!

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Yes!—and—“A kid’ll eat ivy too!” :smiley: :wink: (Wouldn’t you?)

ETA: :thinking: Or do I mean “Akiddleydivey2”? (that would be a good user name!)

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My wife is very tolerant and able to sleep through anything.

The photo doesn’t show it but for some reason Mr. Feral is sound asleep and his tail is going mile a minute.

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Cat pics, various:


It’s 100°F today, and Other Cat of the floof is snoozing in the warm blankets. Hooray for the a/c.

Neighbor’s current batch of foster kittens. There are five: two fluffy torties, a striped tabby, a spotted tabby, and a solid black. The black one is the best one of the bunch—playful yet chill, very curious and friendly and snuggly.

Bitey Kitten likes sourdough discard. Weird cat.

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Curiosity cathursday.

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An acquired taste.

It seems relaxing, at least for Mr. Cat.

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Gorgeous!

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Had a pet raccoon when I was young. She loved feeling up mom’s friend’s legs in the summertime when she wore shorts. Didn’t do it to anybody else; just her.

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This guy wanted to help me at work this morning, I think it’s a crane fly, his body alone was at least 3 inches long.

Whatever it was it creeped me out and I let have a wide berth.

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Not a cranefly, which among other things only have two wings and don’t have the long ovipositor. It looks like a giant ichneumon wasp. They’re not dangerous to people – the ovipositor is to drill into wood and lay eggs on horntail larvae there, which the young parasitize.

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Just googled it, that sure looks like it.

I tried Google Lens with my picture which got me to crane fly.

Still creeps me out.

Thanks

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In case any are interested, the iNaturalist app is surprisingly good for insects, plants, reptiles, etc. Snap a pic and get an ID. I love it.
And there’s a citizen science aspect to it.

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