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Carpenter and Sugar Ants Genus Camponotus

Observer

jimjohnson

Date

September 1, 2019 02:39 PM PDT

Description

Severed head clinging to a hind leg of Aeshna eremita (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/32073979).

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Black Caterpillar Hunter Beetle Calosoma sayi

Observer

aguilita

Date

August 6, 2019

Description

Black Caterpillar Hunter Beetle (Calosoma sayi)

6 August 2019
Avondale Park
Denton, Denton County, Texas

Observed this Black Caterpillar Hunter Beetle spend more than an hour's time eating another beetle, a large golden-brown May/June Beetle. Ants did not begin scavenging the remaining carcass of the May/June Beetle until this beetle was done having its meal. Had not previously observed one beetle eating another. The Black Caterpillar Hunter Beetle is large, over an inch in length. Its black sheen dorsally was symmetrically lined with pink/red spots. Our first time observing this beetle in the North Texas region.

See BugGuide: https://bugguide.net/node/view/1596339/bgimage

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Rodents Order Rodentia

Observer

natureguy

Date

June 19, 2009 02:45 PM PDT

Description

Source: IMG_1137x, 1141x

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Puget Sound Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. pickeringii

Observer

natureguy

Date

August 3, 2019 02:11 PM PDT

Description

(Puget Sound Garter Snake?)

The story of this encounter is available on my Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/CrazyAboutNature/photos/?tab=album&albumid=2942878802417181&tn_=-UC-R

Caught a baby garter snake, under 6" in length, consuming a just-emerged Northern Pacific Tree Frog. The frog was not as wide as my small fingernail, and not as long as my trimmed thumbnail.

It was heart-wrenching for me to watch this... as a amphibian, and especially a frog lover, but it is nature.

Source: DSC01572x

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Wild Boar Sus scrofa

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greglasley

Date

June 23, 2012 06:48 AM CDT

Description

This is a large feral hog, ca 400 pounds, that Mike Murphy caught in a hog trap. It was later dispatched.

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Splendid Tiger Beetle Cicindela splendida

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daverogers

Date

March 18, 2017 04:18 PM HST

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tiwane

Date

January 5, 2019 01:14 PM PST

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Sphinx Moths Family Sphingidae

Observer

finatic

Date

August 12, 2018 10:48 PM PDT

Description

Cochise County, Arizona, US

A great time with @psyllidhipster resulting in a bunch of Sphinx Moths on our sheet. There were actually even more than this but these are the ones that grouped together. 5 species: Carolina Sphinx (Manduca sexta), Five-spotted Hawk Moth (Manduca quinquemaculata), Manduca florestan, Typhon Sphinx Moth (Eumorpha typhon), White-lined Sphinx Moth (Hyles lineata).

Individual observations will be made for each species.

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Garter Snakes Genus Thamnophis

Observer

ejean22

Date

May 6, 2018 02:37 PM PDT

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Typical Sculpins Family Cottidae

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kathawk

Date

April 30, 2018 10:55 AM PDT

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

finatic

Date

April 7, 2018 01:56 PM PDT

Description

BioBlitz organized by the Natural History Club at San Diego State University
Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve
Riverside County, California, US

Being eaten by a Genus Ammophila wasp.

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Striped Skunk Mephitis mephitis

Date

October 16, 2017 07:00 AM PDT

Description

Found this guy stuck in the wall at work today.

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Striped Skunk Mephitis mephitis

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inkie

Date

September 25, 2017 04:33 PM PDT

Description

Sorry for the low-quality pictures of the carcass. Was found in a field right next to the road. Likely roadkill. It looked like the body had been there for a while. I collected the skull, took it home and cleaned it. The last two pictures are of the cleaned skull.

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Common Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis

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pisasterpursuer

Date

June 24, 2016 02:30 PM PDT

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Familiar Bluet Enallagma civile

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nbdragonflyguy

Date

October 11, 2017 03:03 PM ADT

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Black-necked Gartersnake Thamnophis cyrtopsis

Date

September 30, 2017 01:55 PM CDT

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July 1, 2017 01:45 PM PDT

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Black-tailed Jackrabbit Lepus californicus

Observer

mikepatterson

Date

June 19, 2017 02:53 PM PDT

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Bird Cherry-oat Aphid Rhopalosiphum padi

Observer

glmory

Date

June 12, 2017 09:16 PM PDT

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Golden-cheeked Warbler Setophaga chrysoparia

Observer

greglasley

Date

April 20, 2007 09:26 AM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Golden-cheeked Warbler
Setophaga chrysoparia
singing male
This is likely a 2nd year bird since it shows some olive coloration on back and some olive in crown.
Gainer Tract,
Balcones Canyonlands N.W.R.,
Williamson Co., Texas
20 April 2007

Ray-finned Fishes

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Ray-finned Fishes Class Actinopterygii

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kathawk

Date

February 10, 2017 03:36 PM PST

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Black Rat Rattus rattus

Observer

kathawk

Date

October 16, 2015 01:06 PM PDT

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California Sea Lion Zalophus californianus

Observer

mikepatterson

Date

December 31, 2016 11:07 AM PST

Description

California Sea Lion - 12/31/2016
Astoria Waterfront, Astoria, Clatsop Co., OR

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North American Osprey Pandion haliaetus ssp. carolinensis

Observer

greglasley

Date

December 30, 2016 01:00 PM CST

Description

I managed just a few quick shots from the car as an Osprey flew by with a fish over the Pedernales River in Johnson City, Texas. This was the only shot of the 4 or 5 that was in decent focus. This fish has been identified as:
American Gizzard Shad (Dorosoma cepedianum)
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/4870751

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Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus

Observer

mikepatterson

Date

October 17, 2016 09:58 AM PDT

Description

Caught the storm-petrel out over the ocean and brought it back to the flats.

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Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos

Observer

greglasley

Date

October 14, 2016 11:27 AM CDT

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Striped Bark Scorpion Centruroides vittatus

Observer

greglasley

Date

October 5, 2016 09:25 PM CDT

Description

I have a black light set up near the outside wall of my house to attract moths to a white sheet. This scorpion was taking advantage of the various small insects attracted to the light.

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Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii

Observer

jimjohnson

Date

October 4, 2016

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European Green Crab Carcinus maenas

Observer

ittibittium

Date

September 27, 2016 12:52 PM PDT

Description

Captured as part of Rapid assessment trapping effort by Washington Sea Grant, WDFW, and Padilla Bay NERR.

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wendy5

Date

September 20, 2016 04:06 PM PDT

Description

This Red centipede (Scolopocryptops spinicaudus) was crawling in a garden. I think it has 22 pairs of legs.

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Hairy-footed Scoliid Wasp Dielis pilipes

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mhedin

Date

June 4, 2001 01:09 AM PDT

Description

open dunes with herbaceous cover

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Domestic Budgerigar Melopsittacus undulatus (domestic type)

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andychew

Date

September 13, 2016 01:05 PM PDT

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Monarch Danaus plexippus

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vicfazio3

Date

September 9, 2016 05:20 PM EDT

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Westslope Cutthroat Trout Oncorhynchus clarkii ssp. lewisi

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mikeyann118

Date

August 28, 2015 12:51 PM EDT

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Carnivorans Order Carnivora

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kurt12

Date

September 2, 2016 04:52 PM PDT

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Coastal Cutthroat Trout Oncorhynchus clarkii ssp. clarkii

Observer

mikeyann118

Date

August 27, 2015 03:55 PM EDT

Description

Puget Sound

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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mikepatterson

Date

August 25, 2016 07:12 AM PDT

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Mojave Rattlesnake Crotalus scutulatus

Observer

greglasley

Date

March 11, 2009 03:47 PM CDT

Description

Mojave Rattlesnake
Crotalus scutulatus
This snake was captured in Graham Co., Arizona
Photo taken Pima Co., Arizona
11 March 2009
CAPTIVE ANIMAL
This snake is unusual in that it lacks black and
white bands at the base of tail.

I was out with several friends, one of them a retired USFW enforcement officer. He had this Mojave Rattlesnake which had been captured the previous fall in Graham Co., AZ, but I do not know the exact location. Anyway, we took some images of this captive snake and I thought I'd post them here just as reference material.