QuiteContrary, on 26 January 2013 - 07:15 AM, said:
That is cool! They are hard to catch (and find depending where you live) and beautiful. I remember in college in entomology class we got extra credit on our insect collections if we got a Tiger beetle! I did. I still remember spotting it on a rock on a sunlit path.
Sorry, guess you have to be an insect freak to appreciate that!
Yeah, I used to collect insects as a kid, the most frustrating thing was not having a net when you needed one! Once I saw what I later learned was an Asian butterfly (if I remember right) on the east coast near the ocean, but could not catch it bare handed. Never saw another like it, but that's life, lol.
These days I just plant things that attract butterflies to the yard, they have a tough time locally and many species I saw as a kid have been gone for years now. Too bad really.
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:38 AM
I did encounter a nasty odor once while deer hunting in Georgia, never did see anything of find any other evidence like footprints or hair. Couple weeks later is when my Buddy told me of his encounter where he said he saw one.
Closest thing for me was old footage of the Tazmanian Tiger - seeing that last poor guy pace back and forth still brings me a twinge of sadness. What an amazing looking beast, very "prehistoric" looking.
I thought I pulled a cryptid out of the Barnegat Bay when I was like 8, ugliest creature ever, but it was just a fish called an "oyster cracker"....or was it? dun dun dun!
What time is it? "peeas nuh burder" and Jelly time!
Saw what appeared to be a wolf in a ravine close to my place. It was dark, it was just outside the light of the sidewalk lamp, and at first I thought it was a small female deer. When I said to myself (out loud) "oh s**t its a deer" it raised its head and looked at me, and it definatly was not a deer. Even an "eastern coyote" (Canadian term?), which I think is a wolf/coyote hybrid, is not thought to live this far south. Biggest canine I have ever seen in person. Prolly not a crypid, but it was quite unexpected (by unexpected I mean there should be a 0% chance of wolves in toronto ontario).