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by tidal
Tue Jul 17, 2007 11:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: You learn something new each day
Replies: 26
Views: 7388

was amazed to see a dragonfly/damselfly which was totally black...wings and all, the other evening. Was it one of these? http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/tidal_toag/tes/blackbug1web.jpg Still haven't identified it yet (still going through latest pics) but the males do show a bright red extrus...
by tidal
Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: You learn something new each day
Replies: 26
Views: 7388

Yep it is definitely a locust, though apparently not the same breed as those causing problems in Africa. Having now done the research it appears that Spain has a resident population and that the wet weather earlier in the year is responsible for the larger numbers being seen here this year. Like I s...
by tidal
Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: You learn something new each day
Replies: 26
Views: 7388

You learn something new each day

As some of you may have spotted I like taking pics of bugs. :lol: Usually they are very small ones but today I met this character (and about two to three hundred of his mates down on the Rio Cullar...... http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/tidal_toag/tes/locust2.jpg I didn't know you got locusts ...
by tidal
Fri Jul 13, 2007 6:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Snakes
Replies: 25
Views: 7343

Well I have been biiten by a snake (just see earlier post) stung by two scorpions and bitten by a few spiders in my year so far in the campo. None of them was more than a minor inconvenience (apart from the time the scorpion sting took to heal) And I still am fascinated by and like the local wildlif...
by tidal
Thu Jul 12, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tree rats - myth or reality!
Replies: 29
Views: 13495

Has someone already mentioned the scorpions ......... :lol:
by tidal
Wed Jul 11, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Snakes
Replies: 25
Views: 7343

We had this in our house a few weeks back http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/tidal_toag/tes/snake_web.jpg A Montpellier we have been told, also backfanged and somewhat aggressive. Indeed it bit through (just) a pair of heavy leather gauntlets. Venomous but not particularly harmful to humans. Als...
by tidal
Sat Jun 23, 2007 7:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: He's joking isn't he?
Replies: 11
Views: 3046

This is another good one for 5 day forecasts
http://www.inm.es/web/infmet/predi/locali.html
Pick your province and it will go down to town level on the dropdown menus
Has been very accurate over last year for my local town
by tidal
Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:40 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: The Photograpy Thread
Replies: 332
Views: 80145

I am for now concentrating on smaller creatures found in the grasses around our hillside here. Both of these were about 20mm (body length and diameter respectively) http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/tidal_toag/tes/PICT2541web.jpg http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/tidal_toag/tes/shellweb.jpg