Did you know that Monarch Butterflies are poisonous? Not to humans, but the chemicals from the milkweed plant that they eat while in the larvae stage builds up inside them and gives them a poisonous defence against predators, like frogs, birds, mice and lizards.
My blog has been Bllllaagghhhhh. Soooo with the encouragement
of my Hero "Madsnapper" I will try to improve the blog.
I recently took these Photos on the way back from a Dr. visit in Savannah. This pool is on a large plaza at a local shopping center. I spied it, parked the truck got out and started shooting away. I looked up and there was another shutterbug snapping away also.
I enjoyed these so much.
I just had to add this fellow below, he stopped by for lunch.
These first few photographs are of Fiddler Crabs usually found on mud flats of rivers, but also show up around heavy vegetation in sandy areas. Birds love them for food. Fisherman also seek them for bait. There are many different variety's all over the world, and the male has one very large claw which distinguishes it from the female.
The following are called by several names, Sand Crabs, Ghost Crabs, Hermit Crabs. They are hard to spot and also difficult for predator's to catch, they can scurry about at 10 miles per hour. Their two eyes can rotate 360 degrees but they can not look straight up so they often fall prey for birds. I have some better pictures but have not put them on the computer