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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Butterflies galore

Stuck in Alpine today, I went butterfly hunting. Found lots of them at my two favorite spots------the historic house and the lantana patch.

Cabbage White
Fiery Skipper
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak (new species for me)
Theona Checkerspot
Tropical Least Skipper

Just got this photo that Boninie Wunderlich took near Study Butte today of a 
Red-tailed Hawk trying to lift off with a rattlesnake. She said the snake was rattling as it was being carried off.  I know those snakes are very heavy. Heavier than the raptor.


  1. Love your photos of butterflies. But on the red-tailed hawk and the rattlesnake you wonder what the outcome was! Ann Zeller

  2. As Kelly Bryan said, "The hawk got its snake and ate it too."