Thursday, July 10, 2008

Talk about Wildlife!!!

We’ve now been in the house for about 3 ½ months and we’re really enjoying it. We’ve been learning about the area and seeing a few things we were expecting to see.

Last weekend we were in the backyard cleaning up some of the landscaping and I kept noticing a hummingbird flying into a certain tree. After watching it for a while, I realized that the bird kept landing on the same branch. I got a little closer and saw that there was actually a nest on the branch! It’s too high to see into without a ladder, so I’m not sure how many eggs are in there.

How exciting! I really want to get a hummingbird feeder so we can enjoy them a little bit more. I’m actually surprised how many hummingbirds we see on a regular basis.

Now comes the part that gives me the hee-bee gee-bees!

Cuong was out in the front yard while I was inside cleaning up after dinner on Tuesday night. He sticks his head in the front door and says, “Babe! Come here!” He sounded excited, but a little panicked. I ran out front as fast as I could and then he says, “I just thought that you should be aware of what else is in our environment.” No, it wasn’t another snake! I look into the street and what do I see…. but a TARANTULA!!
It was so disgusting! I immediately got the chills…and then said… “Let me get my camera!!” So here you go…and yes, that is Cuong’s hand next to the spider in one of the pictures! Ick!!
This bad boy was crawling towards our side of the street, so needless to say, we flung him to the other side of the street. I don't want any tarantulas crawling in my yard!

1 comment:

Dawnisha said...

Snakes AND spiders!? I think Id hide in my bed all day! haha