Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Don't Touch the Wildlife

Red velvet ant

On a walk down through the neighborhood today, we found a red velvet ant, which is a flightless female wasp known for its aggressiveness and painful sting. It is also known as the cow killer, because it has been rumored that its sting is so painful that it could kill a cow. It isn't actually lethal, and it is a pretty insect. We watched it cross the street, and it didn't seem to notice us.

The hummingbird also made an appearance today, but decided not to dine at Chez Angle when it heard someone on the other side of the window yelling for her son to come and see it. As if he would understand and come running, duh...