Sunday, December 13, 2015

Critter Corner - Texas Redheaded Centipede, Butterflies, Tree Cricket, Roadrunner, Ring-Necked Pheasant

We've had some interesting and sometimes new visitors around the homestead this 2015, so we thought we'd show you some of them...

Texas Redheaded Centipede

Ran into this fellow next to our cattle trailer. A little creepy given its size, but this was a relatively small one as they can get to be 8-9 inches, and has beautiful colors. Apparently, their bite is painful and mostly just causes localized swelling, but some people can have worse reactions:

Texas Redheaded Centipede

More of Texas Redheaded Centipede

Butterflies, Tree Cricket, Roadrunner, Ring Necked Pheasant

Here is a video of a bunch of beautiful butterflies that decided one day to be or fly around the front of the barn, a tree cricket "singing" its song, a roadrunner that had been hanging about quite a bit, and what we identified as a ring necked pheasant—a new visitor we haven't seen before. The tree cricket is a little blurry given the video was taken at night, but it can sure vibrate those wings!

We are thankful to the Lord for allowing us to see His marvelous works in creation!

-- David


Vicky said...

What lovely wildlife you have been able to enjoy, quite different to what we have in Australia :). I believe that the centipede is a good bug in the garden, I try to re-locate them when we find them inside here. Thanks for sharing, it's always a joy to see the diversity and beauty of creation in other lands :)

David and Susan Sifford said...

Hi Mrs. Schreiber,

Nice to hear from you! I'll bet things are different over there. :)

Thanks for saying hello, and we pray you're well!

-- David