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Old Apr 18, 2011, 7:49 PM   #1
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I spent a some time staring at my backyard and found these critters:


#1 Lynx spider




#2 Some type of a large (2") spanworm?




#3 First alligator lizard sighting of the year
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Old Apr 18, 2011, 8:34 PM   #2
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Great photos saly, and looks like you have an interesting backyard

I really like #1 and #2
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Old Apr 18, 2011, 9:32 PM   #3
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Excellent, the critters in your backyard sure look content. Love the catapillar shot, the colours are extra !!
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Loving the aligator lizzard - never seen anything like it before. Well done in your backyard.
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Old Apr 19, 2011, 1:20 AM   #5
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Thanks, Rui, Diane and banksy!

Diane - I believe this is called the Large California Spanworm, pretty big around 2 inches (5cm).

banksy - We have a few of these in our yard in the summer. They can get very large, 18 inches (50cm), very aggressive, with teeth. They will bite.
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All really great. Love the lizard shot. Looks like the Spanworm has been having a good meal on the leaves.

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Old Apr 19, 2011, 3:47 PM   #7
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Great shots Saly

I've never heard of caterpillars being called spanworms before. Oh, just googled and it's a type of caterpillar.... seems to be a bit of a thug as well.

So the alligator lizard won't make a good pet?

Having such good photo subjects does have some downsides I think.
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Saly,

great shots.
The little spider girl is really cute.
But I think my favorite is the lizard.

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