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elephantmom

Date

January 2016

Description

First time it's appeared in our neighborhood

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nicolearcaya

Date

May 1, 2021 12:40 PM -04

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rileyfortierii

Date

October 23, 2019 10:46 AM CST

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Shaggy Mane Coprinus comatus

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alisonnorthup

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July 17, 2019 01:38 PM PDT

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Elegant Fat-tailed Mouse Opossum Thylamys elegans

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sandrum

Date

May 7, 2007 09:13 AM UTC

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Guanaco Lama guanicoe

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gmontgomery

Date

January 4, 2014 01:59 PM CST

Description

Lama guanicoe & Spheniscus magellanicus, Punta Tombo, Chubut, AR

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Chinstrap Penguin Pygoscelis antarcticus

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greglasley

Date

January 29, 2002 02:58 PM CST

Description

I feel like I should post one of those warnings you see on some TV shows...."Viewer Discretion is Advised; some images may be disturbing to some viewers". After some of the road kill images that are posted on iNat perhaps this is not too bad. At least it was completely natural, unlike the slaughter caused by vehicles on our wildlife.

Between 1996-2005, I was a bird guide on 13 trips to Antarctica. During those trips I saw lots of Leopard Seal attacks on penguins, but none stands out in my mind more than this one. This adult Chinstrap Penguin had somehow escaped from the jaws of a Leopard Seal, but was mortally injured. The penguin was virtually "de-gloved" whereby its skin was almost removed from its body. The penguin struggled ashore where it stood still for 10 or 15 minutes, much to the distress of several tour participants I had with me. As the penguin stood there, several Brown Skuas began to gather about, waiting for the inevitable to happen. Slowly the penguin walked farther away and out of immediate view, with 4 or 5 skuas walking along behind it. I did not follow, but rather decided to allow the scene to unfold without my observation and intrusion. It was a reminder that nature can be tough and brutal.

Image 4 shows a small portion of the Chinstrap Penguin colony at this location.

image scanned from 35 mm slides
Bailey Head,
Deception Island,
Antarctica
29 January 2002

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ryan_l_lynch

Date

April 29, 2014 10:03 PM EDT

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Green Grocer Cyclochila australasiae

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johnlenagan

Date

December 4, 2012 12:53 AM AEDT

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bernardo_segura

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November 25, 2014 10:03 AM -02

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Common Archduke Lexias pardalis

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hlchan

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September 27, 2020 09:01 PM HKT

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Painted Lady Vanessa cardui

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eric_hough

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April 15, 2020 05:16 PM MST

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Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

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marcelomat

Date

December 31, 2010 06:00 PM HST

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Rufous-collared Sparrow Zonotrichia capensis

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gmalonso

Date

August 18, 2019 11:15 AM -03

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Thoas Swallowtail Papilio thoas

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pablobaldu

Date

January 2, 2020 10:34 AM -03

Place

Casa (Google, OSM)

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Crab Spiders Family Thomisidae

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patrich

Date

October 26, 2018

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crriquelme2

Date

January 26, 2019

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Natal White-barred Charaxes Charaxes brutus ssp. natalensis

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magrietb

Date

February 8, 2015

Description

Kleinmond Charaxes egg to adult


We were sitting on the lawn when suddenly a white barred Charaxes butterfly fluttered noisily into the garden, visited a dog poo, deposited an egg on our tiny red alder tree, and disappeared. On closer inspection I discovered many eggs on the alder, which also is home to one of our million or so newly hatched rain spiderlings. I noticed that the little caterpillars quickly disappear so now there are five in a tub on my desk. Not sure if the spider is responsible for the disappearances; it's a tough world out there.

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I eventually ended up with only two of the original lot, Wormie the smaller and Worm the larger of the two. Please see notes in the photo titles (hover over the photos) for details of their progress.

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Spotted False Monitor Callopistes maculatus

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myotischile

Date

December 23, 2017 12:49 PM -02

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javierperezc

Date

January 20, 2019 05:48 PM UTC

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Secret Toadhead Agama Phrynocephalus mystaceus

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neymark

Date

June 27, 2013

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Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth Bradypus variegatus

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agonzalo

Date

January 31, 2020 08:26 AM EST

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Chilean Green Racer Philodryas chamissonis

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jgagliardia

Date

December 12, 2017 11:17 AM -02

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