Payin’ me a visit.

I always have these weird little dudes hanging around here. Not, like, Danny Devito or something, but creepy crawlies of all persuasions. Like attracts like, I guess (I’m not sure if this means that I am an insect, a creep, or both). So let’s meet some of these characters, shall we?

This little dude was chilling in my breezeway the other day and that dude ain’t a snake. Peep those cute ass little legs- awww!

Some interesting facts about these little dudes, the ground skink:

  • They must love to juice, bro, because they have NO FREAKING NECK. None.
  • These little dudes are one of the smallest reptiles in North America. Thus, they share a common ancestor with those Reptilians in Congress.
  • Some skinks (not these guys) are ovoviviparous meaning they hatch eggs internally and give birth to live offspring. Hubba hubba.
  • I remember bites from these dudes being kinda painful when I was a kid because we totally used to wear them like earrings (the lizards, not their bites).

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Another, more colorful, visitor loves to sip on my tropical milkweed– the infamous Monarch butterfly. These dudes also have some interesting characteristics:

  • They do it in two phases- an aerial phase and a ground phase. The male has to take the female down for the ground phase, which is totally not gentlemanly but it could be kind of sexy depending on your perspective.
  • Obvs poisonous. Duh.
  • They can cross the freakin’ Atlantic ocean. Suck it, other insects!

monarch-drinking