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 A couple of days ago, in my last post, I promised to upload some caterpillar photos. Well, here they are! These are a few white box pictures of tobacco hornworms (Manduca sexta). Apparently this species ranges into British Columbia, but I’ve never found one. And there certainly wouldn’t be any available in the wild locally at this time of year. I bought these specimens in a local per shop. I was there to pick up some crickets (mantid and scorpion food) and saw that they had some of these caterpillars (and also silkworms: Bombyx mori) for sale. Needless to say, I purchased some to play with.

I really like these critters, not that they do much—they are really just big fat eating machines (they grow up to 70 millimetres in length). As you can see, they are a beautiful translucent turquoise colour with diagonal white stripes on…

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Great Cats of the "World"

By Daily Mail Reporter

PUBLISHED: 12:52 GMT, 26 October 2012 | UPDATED: 15:35 GMT, 26 October 2012


This is the moment a leopard grabbed her cub by the scruff of his neck to drag it out of a den where it had hid from a predator.

The cute creature poked his nose out of the hollowed-out termite mound when his mum returned from a hunting trip.

After emerging fully from the den the mischievous cub was so excited to see her that he tried to play with her.

C'mere you! The mother leopard plucks up her cheeky cub by the scruff of its neck to drag it out of its denC’mere you! The mother leopard plucks up her cheeky cub by the scruff of its neck to drag it out of its den
The cute and courageous cub is plucked from its hidden nest by its exasperated motherHidey-hole:  The cute cub had crawled into a hollowed-out termite hole to hide from predators

But, after a night out hunting, she was in no mood to play and so picked him up in her…

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