Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Why Living in Florida can be Scary

Look what I found today:

Some lab mates and I called him the World's Biggest Moth. I don't know if it's true, but in my world it is!

11 comments:

Runner Girl FL said...

He's Beautiful!! I love his fuzzy little antenna!!

Jackie said...

The best thing about this, is that you were scared of him, but not so scared that you went and got your camera to take a picture! That's good stuff!

mom said...

that's my kid, get a camera now, have nightmares later!!!

Scott said...

You don't happen to live near a nuclear reactor do you? Just curious...

brainhell said...

If it bit you, and it's radioactive, we can look forward to some dramatic changes in the blog.

magnetbabe said...

I was a little scared and pressured into getting my camera by James, who said, "Hey! You brought your camera today, right?" He also put his finger right up next to it for another picture so we could get a good scale on it. Turns out the brick was enough of a scale for you to see how big he is. Plus, posting a picture of James' finger might be kina creepy.

I don't think we're near a radioactive source, but I may want to check again. It might help to explain some things...

Runner Girl FL said...

Sorry to disappoint you guys be we just grow big bugs in FL. The local roaches are large enough to throw a saddle on and ride ‘em to work!! And you should see a local cicada. They are likely to fly of f with cats, puppies and very small children. Add to that, the large alligators that may wander into any standing water, including swimming pools, (even with a fence…yes alligators can climb chain link fences) and the myriad of other creatures that are strange like Manatees.

The wildlife is beautiful here…..a little scary sometimes….but beautiful.

lefty_grrrl said...

I've seen a moth that was easily 2-3 times (no exaggeration) the size of that one. It was dead, and I saw it on a parking lot, but it was huge. It still counts.

Sylvia said...

I wonder what it looked like as a creepy, crawley,catterpiller.

Scott said...

I sometimes think that living in Africa would be exhilarating, just to see the wildlife.

amanda said...

Hey Natalie,

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Please keep in touch--

--Amanda