Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Shade seekers #4

Third Street South, downtown Naples

This sparrow found a cool spot in the shadow of a planter. No dummy, he; there's always a chance of a juicy worm nearby...

(Jilly, you'll need one of your tranquilizers before you continue reading ;-))

Strange animal fact #5:
A cockroach will live nine days without its head, before it starves to death.

18 comments:

freefalling said...

oh - I wished I'd saved my second comment from your previous post for this one!
I wanted everyone to know how terrific I think you are for not being a prude and daring to say "bum"!
But your "followers" probably won't be surprised at that, seeing you're the type of woman who posts about mutilated cockroaches!

Isn't it getting a little cooler there, yet?

Barbara said...

The roaches in California are extremely hearty..I think they probably would live more than 9 days without food.(Especially if they have had a glass of Toasted Head from RJ Philips winery)..ha ha..!

jessica said...

what a sweet little sparrow.

Rauf said...

IZZIDEE sweet, you know me very well, you read my comments. i don't need the head anyway. i have lived without using my head all my life.

Olivier said...

il est si mignon et craquant. Belle photo

it is so nice and cracking. Beautiful photograph

Lavenderlady said...

What a great catch...the flowers are lovely and the sparrow seems to be enjoying his world.

Nikon said...

Very nice shot & the sparrow is happy to have his photo taken :)
If you came across a headless cockroch, knowing it will starve to death, would you step on it?
Would anybody hear it :)

Moi said...

of all your shade seekers, Isabella..this one's the cutest :)

lol @ Nikon's comment :)

richard said...

I have to admit that I've completely overlooked all your recent photos, so engrossing have been the "Strange animal facts". I'm tormented wondering how many spiders non-averege people eat in their sleep (not to mention wondering how "they" know).

Frank said...

That's not true for American cockroaches which need to eat constantly to prevent starvation.
Nevertheless, I do wonder who they would vote for during the headless period.
Is the bird sitting on one?

Jilly said...

Thanks for the warning, dear Isabella, but no, I don't need a tranquillizer today. This is more like it. Headless cockroaches! - wonderful! I detest the horrid things - not that I've ever seen a headless one. Used to get infested with them in north Queensland although Sedge, the tree frog loved 'em - head and all!

Can you imagine someone in a laboratory cutting off their heads and then waiting to see how long it takes for them to die. Some people have the strangest jobs...

Love today's photo. Clever little bird.

oldmanlincoln said...

Someone, was it Nazi German doctors tried speaking to severed heads via the brains? Something like that.

I never heard of worms in pots unless they are buried in the ground.

Come to think of it, have you ever noticed fish worms in ponds after it rains. I am guessing the drops of rain must propel them in. Otherwise they must jump.

Nice photography as always.

Felicia said...

Looks like a good place to rest. I like those red fuzzy looking flowers. And damn those roaches - no wonder they've been on earth so long!

Anonymous said...

What a great image! The flowers are beautiful, and the bird is a bonus.

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JAM said...

I really like this photo. It would be nice even without the bird, but is much better with it.

That's why I smush 'em real good, I don't try to chop off their heads.

Neva said...

How hot is it there that they still need shade?!lol Very nice.



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Ming the Merciless said...

Fat sparrow there. It probably just came from the worm buffet across the street.

Sonia said...

Beautiful photo!

About the cockroach, looks creepy!
I agree with Felicia, "no wonder they've been on earth so long"!