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WTF WAS THAT THING? With Bess Tiger

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bessarabiantiger Sun 04-Oct-15 14:41:56

Would someone on the original thread please do linkys?

I'm sitting in a gym changing room in my pants whilst pecking this out on my phone...

FattyNinjaOwl Sun 04-Oct-15 15:32:05

Original thread here

Wilhamenawonka Sun 04-Oct-15 17:32:22

<sits down and admires the wildlife>

FattyNinjaOwl Sun 04-Oct-15 17:35:19

The ladybirds will be upon us soon. I always have a couple for DSs birthday at the end of the month.

PatricianOfAnkhMorpork Sun 04-Oct-15 17:53:21

Hello everyone sorry I'm late. Closest I got to wildlife today was a neighbour's cat up our apple tree.

FattyNinjaOwl Sun 04-Oct-15 18:01:36

Please say it dropped out onto your head and sat there like a hat while you ran around the garden screeching?

Wilhamenawonka Sun 04-Oct-15 18:03:55

I've got ants.
There aren't any
And then there are hundreds wherever Miniwonka leaves food.

There were 9 crawling over half a grape on the stairs yesterday angry

BoreOfWhabylon Sun 04-Oct-15 18:06:15

<lurks>

kelper Sun 04-Oct-15 18:08:24

I just finished reading the original thread, 'twas a genius thread!
We have a reoccurring spider that has a missing leg. I don't mind him.
However the one trying to climb up my lounge wall last night was not welcome, it was huge!' Far too huge to climb the freaking wall (it actually fell off!!)
The dog looked at it, and sloped off to bed angry
Dh was out so I retreated to a different chair, and it disappeared sad
This morning dh pulled out the sofa and found it plus another massive one. shock
I'm going to leave home!!!

PatricianOfAnkhMorpork Sun 04-Oct-15 18:13:33

Sorry fatty nothing that exciting. It nearly fell out when it tried walking on twigs which made me snort.

Sounds hideous kelper although I've got rather immune given the pics on the old thread.

FattyNinjaOwl Sun 04-Oct-15 18:19:41

We need pictures of spiders and of ants!
I did have red ants in my garden but DP dug over the garden and (we hope) removed all the nests.

tomatodizzy Sun 04-Oct-15 19:47:49

We've got loads of ants, I'll get some pictures. Most are massive fuckers, those leaf cutters are the worst, half expect to see my far too laid back cat being carried off up the garden by one of them.
Wildlife is all in hiding now, nothing goes out now, it's 38 degrees!
I went out to peg up the washing this morning and was clonked on the head by a half eaten mango, looked up to see the culprit looking right at me. Marmosets have amazing aim, they always chuck fruit at me. I'll try and get a picture of them too.

TheTravellingLemon Sun 04-Oct-15 20:10:14

Hello fellow nature lovers/squashers/debrett's chuckers smile

hudyerwheesht Sun 04-Oct-15 20:22:10

No! no more pictures of spiders, at least for now. I've barely recovered from the last thread. Especially the really nasty ones <eyes thumbwich accusingly>

tomato I think you may be about to trump bess in the bonkers wildlife category.

tomatodizzy Sun 04-Oct-15 20:52:54

My son was outside clicking and they came jumping. They move really fast and it's difficult to snap pictures. Prizes if you can spot the marmoset.

tomatodizzy Sun 04-Oct-15 21:05:34

picture didn't work from my phone!!

FattyNinjaOwl Mon 05-Oct-15 00:39:47

I see it hiding there tomato
There seems to be a problem with uploading photos from mobile site at the minute.

TurquoiseCat Mon 05-Oct-15 01:52:13

Been reading the last thread whilst sitting lying prone on the chair down. TurquoiseCatCat decided to sit on my shoulder. And then dribbled on my face.

My first thought obviously was GALLOPY FUCKER. TurquoiseCatCat is now sulking due to being launched 4 feet across the living room with my epic panic scramble.

TurquoiseCat Mon 05-Oct-15 01:55:33

Doesn't help that an actual gallopy fucker was running down the side of the dogs bed in the middle of the floor the night before last.

DH had to despatch it while the dog did NOTHING. Bastard.

ThumbWitchesAbroad Mon 05-Oct-15 04:04:55

Me? <innocent>

As if...

Do you want to see what a click beetle looks like? It's not as disgusting or 'orrible as some of the other stuff though, just a narrow black beetle. The one in our house was only about 1cm long, they can get a lot bigger than that, apparently! click beetle jumping

PatricianOfAnkhMorpork Mon 05-Oct-15 13:27:03

A friend of mine has found a gallopy fucker. Showed me a pic, was sodding huge. In the grand spirit of the thread she has named it Clarissa grin

Thumb I'd always wanted to visit Oz, but having seen the nature you have to put up with I've changed my mind. Ours is weird enough already.

My garden has rather a lot of fairly mundane wildlife in the shape of dragonflies, frogs, toads, grasshoppers, grass snakes, several types of spider, and the entire patio is undermined by an ant colony (one of many). The nesting bumblebees moved into the bird box, which was slightly disconcerting as it meant they left it at head height when I was hanging the washing out. Pissed off the blue tits too. The resident robins shout at me when I'm in the garden and the magpies tap dance on the flat roof. Seems rather boring in comparison to you lot.

Bimblepops Mon 05-Oct-15 21:58:41

I've found the new thread - thank you Bess.

Now I need to go and find some wildlife, other than the trillion enormous fat spiders taking over the garden. Our house seems to be largely creature free, possibly due to my pet Isembard on the landing.

hudyerwheesht Mon 05-Oct-15 22:02:07

I have a hilarious image of tap dancing magpies, now. grin

Which, in comparison to the other images -real and imagined - from the other thread, that is some relief. (Apart from the marmoset, that's cute)

There is no interesting wildlife round here, which is kind of the way I like it. Although the DC went through a stage of trying to keep wood lice as pets and I still heave at the memory of DD proudly showing me her mummy wood louse complete with many tiny white babies still attached to its belly.

Bimblepops Mon 05-Oct-15 22:27:55

My DS's were desperately excited to discover mosquito larvae in a bucket at the end of the garden "Mummy, look at our new pets! Please can we keep them in our bedroom?"

ThumbWitchesAbroad Tue 06-Oct-15 04:18:08

Oh ffs. The video that linked was the wrong one! Here's the right one

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