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Cycling + => Highway 61 => Topic started by: sam on June 30, 2019

Title: Close encounters
Post by: sam on June 30, 2019
I was trying out a new light - actually an old one found hibernating in the loft yesterday - and it must have worked pretty well, because I spotted this little guy early one morning:

(https://prettygoodbritain.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/toad1.jpg)

He was a willing enough model. After putting away my camera camera (which I started carrying after being stuck with a phone camera for an encounter with a pair of runaways (https://prettygoodbritain.com/wp/?p=7882) last month), I went back to check on his progress. When he wasn't immediately visible, I became horrified that I had rewarded his patience by squashing him. Fortunately not. So I helped him across the road, which must seem like an ocean of tarmac on that scale. He wee’d* on my cycling glove, possibly in gratitude.

(https://prettygoodbritain.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/toadinhand.jpg)

It reminded me of another King Kong encounter: (https://www.notanothercyclingforum.net/acf/index.php?topic=50528.0)

(https://prettygoodbritain.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/brute.jpg)

I don't recall the circumstances, though that looks like a gardening glove.

* Past tense of wee is woe, according to one wag on the web
Title: Mind the gap
Post by: sam on July 02, 2019
(https://prettygoodbritain.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/slug.jpg)
Obvious caption
Title: Smile
Post by: sam on July 06, 2019
Q: Why did the badger cross the road?
A: To laugh at me from behind the hedge as I fumbled to get my camera out of the saddlebag in time. As if I ever had a chance.

(https://prettygoodbritain.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/badgercam.gif)
Title: Toadist
Post by: sam on July 08, 2019
Another early morning hopper, outside my front door then off on a jungle adventure.

(https://prettygoodbritain.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/toad2.jpg)

(https://prettygoodbritain.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/toadjungle.jpg)

What can I say, I’m fond of creatures that wouldn’t have required the services of Eadweard Muybridge. Here he is again, some weeks later, also calling at home:

(https://prettygoodbritain.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/morningtoad.jpg)
We're not even related! Don't be toadist. Do we all look the same to you?
Title: Three badger night
Post by: sam on July 13, 2019
(https://prettygoodbritain.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/badger1.jpg)
Could it be…?
 
(https://prettygoodbritain.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/badger2.jpg)
Yes, caught you!

(https://prettygoodbritain.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/badger3.jpg)
Not exactly wildlife photographer of the year stuff. Even though I had a camera reasonably handy, it wasn’t quite handy enough.

Actually a four badger night, two of whom were caught mid-assignation in the middle of the road.
Title: Not a llama
Post by: sam on July 19, 2019
(https://prettygoodbritain.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/alpaca1.jpg)
Alpaca not impressed with my camera's hunt for focus.

A few mornings later, watching the sunrise and his charges.
(https://prettygoodbritain.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/alpaca2.jpg)
Title: Spotted
Post by: Entomologist on June 07, 2021
Going about their business as I went about mine behind a hedge on a ride yesterday:

(https://i.imgur.com/DuLebfm.jpg)

Ladybird = Ladybug in the US
Waldo = Wally in the UK