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Elephant hawk-moth [20100814|20:37]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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The bloke & I went to pick up the boys at his parents' place in Norfolk a few weeks ago. His mum refilled the bird feeders the morning we left. She opened up the tub of bird feed and fat balls to find a gorgeous beastie lurking inside.

Elephant hawk-moth


They're quite common, but I've never seen one up close like this before and their colouration is spectacular.


We brought you a dove but we eated it


Spoonin next to Saturn


You know, we dropped off a couple of gawky teenage cats when we went on holiday in Kenya. Their paws were always kind of dirty and their legs were a bit too long and they always seemed to have milk on their faces or burrs in their fur. We picked up a pair of sleek, glossy panthers with immaculate white feet and bellies who are capable of bringing down pheasants. They're all grown up, and they're so beautiful it's hard to look at them sometimes.
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[User Picture]From: ginasketch
2010-08-14 20:09 (UTC)
Jealous of the Hawkmoth sighting. I've never seen an adult but have seen the hilarious caterpillars that practically do blackflips if you touch them.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-08-14 20:21 (UTC)
I've never seen the caterpillars! I'll keep an eye out for them - and try to resist poking them more than once. :-P
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[User Picture]From: ginasketch
2010-08-14 20:24 (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-08-14 20:28 (UTC)
Ahaha, the roll...! It looks like it was designed by a manga illustrator who wanted to make everything in the world have big eyes/small mouth.
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[User Picture]From: ginasketch
2010-08-14 20:32 (UTC)
I know. Doesn't it look ridiculous? Like it's trying to be a snake but it's FAILING BECAUSE OF THE CUTE
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[User Picture]From: cosmiccircus
2010-08-14 21:52 (UTC)
Awww they caught a bird for their hosts!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-08-16 10:26 (UTC)
If only. That's our kitchen floor!
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[User Picture]From: minirth
2010-08-15 21:32 (UTC)
Oh my gods, they are BEAUTIFUL!!!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-08-16 10:33 (UTC)
And don't they know it, too! They get away with everything.
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[User Picture]From: flexagain
2010-08-16 10:12 (UTC)
It'll never last, they're clearly just in a phase of trying to impress the lady cats (not that they can do a lot about it now!)

Talisker always seems to either have milk on his face or grass burrs in his fur, and he most certainly isn't a gawky teenager!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-08-16 10:37 (UTC)
As far as I know, there's only one lady cat in the immediate vicinity and she just wants to sit in the sun, being of a certain age and dignity. I think they might be locked into a spiral of one-up-manship. "I'm prettiest!" "No, I'M prettiest!"
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