Journal archives for April 2016

April 26, 2016

A windy critter on a windy day

So I have been trying to find a windscorpion(camelspider, sunscorpion, etc.) For about 5 months now. One of the main reasons was because on April 23, I had an arachnid exhibit for the park I volunteer at. They were doing a huge bug festival(BugFest), and I was lucky enough to score a table. Well I had a scorpion, vinegaroon, harvestman, mite, spiders, but no windscorpion.

Anyway, so the next day my dad and I were working on a fountain in my courtyard. Well there was one area that needed to have small rocks in it so water can drain easily without damaging anything. So I had the lucky job of collecting and lugging buckets of rocks from the levee behind my house to my front yard.

So on my second to last trip I went to collect rocks. Well on my second grab I saw this thing that jumped out in a recognizable defensive position. I instantly knew I had found one. A little bit of me was angry because I could've used thus guy about a day earlier. Then I started laughing seeing how silly and what a coincidence this encounter was. Then I got excited and caught it.

Anyone ready this might be thinkin why the heck is this guy posting this. Well. . . I just thought it would be a cool and funny little story to share with everyone and just felt like talking about a personal encounter with a rare animal in my area. Thamy you all for stopping by and reading. I appreciate it! :-)

Posted on April 26, 2016 03:07 by dominic dominic | 1 observation | 6 comments | Leave a comment