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Along Came A Spider

Hi blog.   Avid readers (surely there are one or two of you out there…) might remember that I promised one day I would write a post on a certain spider.  Well, that day has come.   I’ve written up … Continue reading

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Spiders on the Storm

The signs of impending winter are upon us.  While the heat made one final appearance for the Sports Day long weekend, nights and early mornings have become decidedly chilly.  The sun is setting early, and leaves are changing colour.   … Continue reading

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There was a redback on the … vending machine?

Just when you thought it was safe to buy a can of coffee… From the Mainichi: http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130123p2a00m0na008000c.html Man hospitalized after being bitten by redback spider hiding in vending machine A redback spider (photo courtesy of the Fukuoka Municipal Government) 拡大写真 … Continue reading

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Eight Legged Freaks

I am homeward-bound along route 50, the road connecting Tokorozawa with Sayama.  I pass the motley collection of garages and long-closed restaurants to the field.  And just a couple of dozen centimetres from my face, I cruise past one of … Continue reading

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The things you see when you don’t have a camera

Just a brief collection of assorted pics hastily taken with my mobile phone.  These are ones that actually turned out – my attempts to photograph herons, kingfishers, lizards and tree frogs with  my mobile inevitably end up as tiny blurs – … Continue reading

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Her Ladyship

Great horns she had, and behind her short stalk-like neck was her huge swollen body, a vast bloated bag, swaying and sagging between her legs; its great bulk was black, blotched with livid marks, but the belly underneath was pale … Continue reading

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