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What

American Black Bear (Ursus americanus)

Observer

markpyle

Date

June 2021

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What

Quayle's Ragwort (Senecio quaylei)

Observer

squaylei2000

Date

April 17, 2017 11:41 AM HST

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What

Swamp Rabbit (Sylvilagus aquaticus)

Observer

griff

Date

December 2016

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Observer

griff

Date

December 20, 2017 05:21 PM CST

Description

No black around the eyes

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Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors)

Observer

imagesbyoutlaw

Date

March 18, 2019

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What

White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

Observer

manz

Date

October 22, 2016 09:12 AM CDT

Description

Female deer swimming across to get away from the male that was following her.

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What

Black Saddlebags (Tramea lacerata)

Observer

briangooding

Date

September 19, 2006 05:30 PM CDT

Description

Tramea lacerata (and fish)

Another instance of fish going for ovipositing Tramea lacerata. The other pictures in this sequence were not very cohesive but this one kind of shows the pace of the action.

Sometimes the attack happened during the site selection (while both hovered in tandem close to the water's surface) and sometimes during the female's release to oviposit; unfortunately I did not qualify any of this data at that point in my interest.

I watched this type of encounter many times and the fish probably did not have much more than a 50% success rate (by my calculations from sampling one pond about 20 times during the spring/summer).

Often the couple was disrupted and the tandem broken but both escaped. I wonder the amount of energy it takes for a fish to propel itself with such force. Obviously it's worth it even without a 100% payoff but still...how much nutrition is in one dragonfly?

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What

Giant Mayfly (Hexagenia limbata)

Observer

brenledbetter

Date

September 22, 2016 08:52 AM CDT

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What

Giant Prairie Robber Fly (Microstylum morosum)

Observer

bob777

Date

August 4, 2016 10:21 AM CDT

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What

Southern Black Widow (Latrodectus mactans)

Observer

rdenkhaus

Date

April 23, 2016 04:48 PM CDT