Monday, December 13, 2010

Animal of the Day - 12.13.2010


A roly poly/pill bug/armadillidiidae I found on the floor. Before putting it back outside I took this picture. If this has been posted before, I apologize. I really need to sort through all my pictures. 

I haven't made my usual rounds or posted anything in the past few days, kind of a busy weekend. It's the holiday season, so it's to be expected. I'm back, though. Hope you all had a good weekend. 

22 comments:

  1. Pill bug sounds nicer than wood louse.

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  2. that is an extremely unattractive bug. literally gives me the chills

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  3. It's funny how most insects think that acting dead will save them from dying! That might be why they don't control the world by now!

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  4. That is just...unpleasant. And hey, everyone is going to go in to "busy" mode. Maybe we can all play dead like the bug.
    I really want to flick it.

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  5. That insect just did Feign death! lol

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  6. I guess this picture really isn't all that becoming of this insect. I do find them cute. I think as a kid I became fascinated by them rolling into a little ball and staying that way until they thought it was safe.

    And please, no flicking of the roly pollies. They're too nice. Have you ever had one crawl across your hand or arm? It tickles. That's how nice they are.

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  7. Oh yes, they're so cute *-*
    I used to play with them when I was a child, I've never killed one; I love when you touch one of them and it became a ball.

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  8. armadillidiiddididiae... I like that word for some reason.

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  9. As a kid I used to go to the garden and turn over stones to watch these bugs scramble about.

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  10. It's entirely understandable that you're busy.

    I found it weird, also, how you didn't kill the bug. You put it back outside. If my brother were the one taking the picture, he'd have immediately crushed it afterwards.

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  11. Think some holiday bug hunt trip is in order :P

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  12. Cute bug playing dead , good thing he was just playing

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  13. I would have stepped on it then burned my shoe.

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