Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Creatures met along the way

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Here are some of the creatures I encountered on my walk last week down the SE coast of Shikoku.

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There arent a lot of goats in Japan, but you do occasionally see them staked out eating the weeds. I hope to get some goats in the future.

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This little bird could not have been dead long as it had not been taken by any carrion eater or invaded by ants....

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This frog however must have been dead for some time as it was completely mummified...

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Kites, tombi in Japanese, are common everywhere....

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Tombo, dragonflies, are also quite common... this one was quite a small species...

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Maybe because of the impending cooler weather, butterflies seem to be a lot more active right now...

2 comments:

  1. That spider you took is called a Joro spider, or, in Japanese, jorogumo. It's the female, which is a good deal larger than the brownish male.

    I wrote a song about that spider after having seen one for the first time on a walk in Kyushu (Kagoshima), where I live. The spider is not found in North America.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c37urmFUEgs

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