Friday, July 04, 2008

Ticks and Centipedes and Scorpions! Oh, my!

We've been in the hill country of Oklahoma for a few days now. Within the first 24 hours, I found a tick crawling on Alexandra during dinner, found 2 "almost" dead centipedes which were about 2.5 or 3 inches long (the house had been bug-sprayed), and I opened the door and let a scorpion in! (I don't think I've ever seen a scorpion "in the wild" before.)

We're also having lots of fun with my new baby nephew (he's now about 7 weeks old) and the rest of our family. I really am enjoying our time in the country and hope to capture some better photos of the hummingbirds and 2 new birds I'd never seen before: a summer tanager (beautiful red bird) and an indigo bunting.


Marsha said...

Yikes on the bugs!

And I am impressed with the bird knowledge... I have a hard time identifying them even with a guidebook in hand!

Robin said...

Oh! I've always wanted to see an indigo bunting! Aren't they beautiful! You lucky thing!
And I'm so sorry you've been having to deal with ticks. Good Lord, they are awful, disgusting, useless things. Aren't they?
Seven weeks, huh? Awwww! They are so cute at that age. Nice round cheeks, warm, cozy smell, fuzzy little heads..... If I could, I'd be lactating right now.......LOL!

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