What is this strange bug? Found in a house being built in Ohio. Really it looks like bird poop from a distance. Then it looks like a snail, but fuzzy like a caterpillar. Only, it then took flight. Yes, it flew away! Sara
I would like to know if will it hurt to move tadpoles from off the top of my pool cover to a kiddie pool, along with the water they are in now? I want to open my pool, but I don’t want to hurt the tadpoles. Thank you. Rhonda
I saw this snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) in the unusually clear water of a tidal marsh in Patchogue, NY. Its shell was about 35 cm (14 inches) long. You rarely get to see these guys so clearly swimming in the wild. Very cool.
The other interesting thing is that this is brackish water. I didn’t know snappers would inhabit brackish water, but clearly they do.
Can you tell me what these white, disc-like items are on this torn piece of kelp found in a low tide area of Monterey Bay, California? The disc shaped objects were arranged in an orderly manner and had cilia-like rimmed areas. Renee
Yesterday, I went walking near 4 adult Canada Geese and their young ones (total of about 12). Two of the adults turned toward me and started hissing at me. One of them had head and neck gyrations. What are their defenses? Do they try to peck you and does it hurt? Do their web feet have sharp nails or claws? Thank you. Anthony