Assassin Bug Nymph

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Somewhere I’d heard that bright red bugs should be avoided at all costs, promising serious pain from bites or stings. In the case of the Cow Killer wasp this was definitely true, so when I happened upon another vividly colored …

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Long-legged House Centipede

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It simply amazes me how many southern bugs are nasty. Bugs in the South are bigger and they all seem to either bite or sting and it’s never just a little pinch. Our one acre had produced scorpions, assassin bugs, …

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The Girl Who Plays With Toads

A question was posted in a writer’s forum, “How did you play with your toys as a kid?” The writer who posted the question answered first, sharing that he played with his Star Wars toys by telling stories with them, …

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Spookfest Coffee Table Book for Your Halloween Party

Halloween is right around the corner, and it’s time to get ready for the annual spookfest. Go one step beyond the standard Halloween decorations, with a coffee table book to entertain your Halloween party guests. Full color photos of spiders, …

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Spiders vs. Mosquitoes — Be Very Afraid

Arachnophobia is the intense fear of spiders, one where the fear factor is greater than the risk of actually being harmed, and it’s one of the top ten phobias in the world, but here’s the thing — your risk of …

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Noah’s Ark — It Just Keeps Raining

Every day my husband asks, “Is it ever going to stop raining?” It just keeps on raining, day after day, with thunder and lightning and torrential rains. This is the type of weather that causes lakes and rivers to flood, …

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I’m No Different Than a UFO Alien

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I’ve been holding this giant wolf spider hostage in order to take pictures, and it’s bugging me. The spider is so cool, covered in little baby spiders creating a spider ball on her back. But I keep thinking, what if …

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