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Well good morning to you as well!  Inspector of just-finished design on bench!

Well good morning to you as well! Meet the inspector of a just-finished bench design!

Great news: Let’s Be Wild selected one of the images of the turtles as this week’s first place winner!  I’m stoked!   Go see the winning images HERE.  Now that “New Beginnings” is officially finished, a fun theme follows;  I certainly cross paths with plenty of photo-ops that illustrate SCARY!  Although few things scare me, I suspect that a few of these images will be creepy to some of you!

My!  What a big nose you have!

My, Grandmother!  What a big nose you have!

"Big Red" - An Unexpected Visitor!

“Big Red” – An Unexpected Visitor!

My!  What big eyes you have!

My! What big eyes you have!

Why Grandmother, what long nails you have!

Why Grandmother, what long nails you have!

When one spends a large segment of the time in the outdoors, there are many photo ops.   Hank, Marie and I gave this rattlesnake (below) wide berth as it crossed the road from one rice field to the other.  (Costa Rica)

Rattlesnake crossing.  Care to walk, anyone?

Rattlesnake crossing. Care to walk, anyone?

Although dead, this sea snake got my attention!

Although dead, this sea snake got my attention!

The angry tides spit this docile sea snake onto the beach.  Although it’s not an aggressive snake, its venom is quite dangerous!   (Above)   I prefer to stalk the no-poisonous snakes like the one below that was foraging in the hibiscus hedge!

Now THIS is a snake that I like!  What stealth!

Now THIS is a snake that I like! What stealth!

Sneaky Snake

Sneaky Snake – Wanna closer look?!!

While stalking the snake, this big black wasp foraged in the nearby mango leaves.

While I stalked the snake, this big black wasp buzzed in the nearby mango leaves.

I learned years ago that this lovely chartreuse critter has a nasty sting.  Yowch!

I learned years ago that this lovely chartreuse critter has a nasty sting. Yowch!  My hand tingled for days!
I caught this fish in brackish water near the Pacific Ocean in Ecuador.

I caught this fish in brackish water near the Pacific Ocean in Ecuador.   An odd fish, its eyes were toward the top of its head, and its pectoral fins fluttered out like butterfly wings.

Although I am a seasoned fisherwoman, my instincts   warned me to be cautious of this fish.

Although I am a seasoned fisherwoman, my instincts warned me to be cautious of this fish.

Expecting the side fins to barb me like a catfish, I did not notice the tiny tope-like opening here.   The fish "spit' a milky liquid  at me!

Expecting the side fins to barb me like a catfish, I did not notice the tiny retractable tube-like opening along its spine. The fish “spit’ a milky liquid at me!

One would expect that to be a huge fish, but you can see it was tiny!   I've never seen one since.

One would expect that to be a huge fish, but you can see it was tiny! I’ve never seen one since.

The fish flopped off and fell between the big rocks and joined a catfish that had fallen there.  Not wanting to risk getting hurt by the rocks, I left the fish there.  The next day I climbed back down the rocks to take more photos if possible.  ‘Something’ had moved the fish to another spot.  All that was left of the catfish was its head,  but the mystery fish was untouched!  To my surprise, the fish was still alive!   Several days later, my premonitions proved correct, and the unstable pile of rocks came tumbling down.

I agree with Nick, It's not fun to walk through a spider's web!

I agree with Nick, It’s not fun to walk through a spider’s web!

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing a bit of my world;  when I am not painting, I enjoy being totally immersed in nature, scary creatures and all!    See more posts for the Wild Weekly Photo Challenge “Scary” HERE.

Lisa/Z

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