The Bug Geek

Insects. Doing Science. Other awesome, geeky stuff.


The dogs came with me on walkabout yesterday.  I was hoping that the ever-so-slightly warmer  and very sunny weather might rouse something (a spider? Anything? Anyone? Bueller?) out of its hidey-hole.  I released my faithful companions, and commanded: “DOGS: FIND BUGS.”

And off they flew into the woods.

The three-legged one found rabbit poop.

The small mugsly one found two deer legs (one with fur, one without…the former she guarded ferociously from the others…SNAP, GROWL, TEETH).

 The yellow one found…well, I’m really not sure WHAT the heck it was, but it was gross.  Probably poop.

And playing the role of "coyote" for this performance - The Yellow One

All of the above were consumed with great relish.  Blech.

I didn’t have any luck finding bugs either.  And I took entirely too many pictures of lichens (which I have a big crush on right now).

2 responses to “DOGS: FIND BUGS

  1. jason February 13, 2010 at 8:31 AM

    Hysterical and fun! It doesn’t look like the easiest time to find insects or arachnids with the snow and cold, though I’m sure they were lurking about somewhere. Better luck on the next walk.

    And I’m always entertained by the propensity of dogs for rolling in or eating or otherwise enjoying the grossest of discoveries. Mind you, my entertainment ends when they want to follow said activity with a cuddle or kiss.

  2. TGIQ February 13, 2010 at 10:55 AM

    I was thinking I would be able to roll or pry into some logs at the very least…nope, all frozen solid. And now it’s getting colder, not warmer…my woodstove is going full blast this morning, and the sun is nowhere to be seen…the bugs will have to wait.

    I don’t know what it is about dogs and gross…they’re like magnets for eachother. I love ’em anyways ❤ Most of the time. 😉

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