Saturday’s Critters #37

With the heat indexes being in the 100 + F (37.7 C) range, I am not inclined to leave the comfort of the air conditioned apartment.  The main critters I saw this week were our 3 grandsons as we provided shuttle service while their dad (our only child) was at work.  This morning a butterfly working the flowers outside the patio quickly flitted away leaving me with only a spider to photograph.  Moving the camera lens in close to a spider for a macro shot became an exciting adventure as the spider promptly jumped onto the camera just as I clicked.  Eeekkkk.

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A flip of my wrist put the spider back on the patio door where it quickly scurried away from the viewfinder.

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 I gave chase but was only partially successful, a couple of blurry photos.

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 Not such a great capture for Saturday’s Critters shot.  So allow me to share photos from 2008 in the Kananaskis Country of Alberta, Canada, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, USA.  Lots of critters there.

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Canada black bear munching dandelions.

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Yellowstone Park, bison

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Grand Teton, coyote

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 Grand Teton Moma Moose and Calf

Make sure you drop in for a visit with Saturday’s Critters.  Just click on the button below for some wonderfully snapped creatures.  Thanks to Saturday’s Critters host Eileen.

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43 thoughts on “Saturday’s Critters #37

  1. I love your Yellowstone/Teton critters.. They are awesome.. The bear is one of my favorites. The moose and calf is great too. Wonderful post and photos. Thanks for linking up this week, have a happy weekend!

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    • My pleasure, Eileen. I have so many more photos of all the wildlife from that trip that will probably make it on the blog from time to time. Thanks for your kind comments.

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  2. I’m a biologist, my interest in critters started when I was a child, so I enjoyed jumping spiders back then and now, I thought they were cute, some are silvery, so much more cute than those that spin webs, which seem more scary. So I like your spider, and the bear and mouses (I want to say mice) are great. We hear coyotes at night sometimes but have only seen them twice in our yard in 20 years. They seem a little scary to me.

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    • Oh, Hannah I am so pleased you appreciate spiders. I tell you mice always seemed the plural of moose to me, too. I choose not to get too close to the coyotes even though there are probably not much worse than the dogs on some of the trails around here. Thanks for dropping by.

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  3. miyahde says:

    Oh, I liked the spider photos and the first one as well 🙂 And I can just say “WOW” for your critters from Tetons and Yellowstone♡♡♡ I’ve never seen all of them p;) How great if I can be in such rich nature!!!

    PS> Thank you SO much for your kind comment for the unknown flower. With your help, I could also have a Japanese name and identify it. It sure is phlox(^_^)v It is called ‘kusa-kyochiku-to, クサキョウチクトウ’ in Japanese. I REALLY appreciate your help.

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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    • Yeah!!!! So glad I was able to help. I had phlox in my old garden but was never able to get more than one bloom from my hydrangea. Thanks for your kind comments. Yes, I am very fortunate to live in a land with such a variety of wildlife. Blessings on you and yours, xoxo Janice.

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  4. Hello Janice
    Your critters are so impressive, black bear, bison, coyote and moose!!!
    We don’t have any of these critters in New Zealand – only sheep, cows and deer!
    The spider is a familiar critter – we have plenty of those!
    Shane

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    • Well, Anni, there is so much wildlife in all the Rockies. We were fortunate to have traveled a far north as Jasper. The trip was a celebration of life as my husband had almost not survived a ruptured lung the previous year.

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