Friday, April 1, 2011

A is for Animals!

This is my first post in the April A to Z challenge. I decided to take a trip down memory lane and write about various animals I have had contact with over the years. The strangest creature I had met before I met my now husband, was probably a rabbit. I happened to fall in love with a biology major, and later married him. My husband has introduced me to an amazing world of animals. Here are a few of my favorites.
The following pictures are of black and white bird eater (Nhandu coloratovillosus) tarantulas mating.  Yes, I am posting tarantula porn.  You have been warned!

Since we are on the subject of bug porn, here is a picture of painted grasshoppers mating.

Lets get away from the boom chic-y bow wow for a second and take a look at another strange creature.  This is a horse lubber grasshopper.

This is an article and picture of my lovely northern pine snake.  I am sad to say that our city has an ordinance banning snakes so she had to go live with a friend.

I will leave you with a picture of my favorite animal of the moment, my sweet dog Ms. Kelsa Cutie.


  1. I'm not much into bugs, but these are beautiful! Love your pup too.

  2. Yuck! Guess what my pet loathing is, I can't even look at pictures of them. Give you a clue - 8 legs... Have fun on the challenge.

  3. Oh wow! i love tarantulas and had many over the years. Great pics!

  4. I like the tarantula! My brother has them as a pet, it started small and getting bigger! I also saw them moulting!