Animals on playa this year

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Re: Animals on playa this year

Postby Eric » Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:19 pm

Sic Pup wrote:Not exactly animal (neither mineral nor vegetable either) but I saw quite a variety and frequency of different insects this year ranging from spiders, to flies, to moths to other unknown crawlies.

I saw way more insects out there than ever before as well - house flies, moths, assorted winged things. Having a house fly appear in the RV on day 3 was just annoying.
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Re: Animals on playa this year

Postby Bounce530 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:35 pm

We had dragonflies all week long buzzing around 4/H.
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Re: Animals on playa this year

Postby AntiM » Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:38 pm

I saw a lot of dragonflies too. And wasps, someone in our area must have hauled a nest in on a trailer. I know we get them up in our trailer frame pretty often. Ick. And flies. WTF was that?
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Re: Animals on playa this year

Postby danibel » Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:00 pm

Besides human animals, I saw lots of crows Tuesday morning after the burn. They seemed to be pecking at moopy food bits or something. A few spiders in my own van through out the week, and a dragonfly on or about Friday.
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Re: Animals on playa this year

Postby Canoe » Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:37 am

Eric wrote:I saw way more insects out there than ever before as well

Due to the rain close to the opening?

Wasps will come from miles away if they catch the right food scent.
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Re: Animals on playa this year

Postby mudpuppy000 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:00 am

Lots of dragonflies, a praying mantis, and moths were buzzing around our camp. Saw a few flies too, as well as some sort of crawling flat insects (not cockroaches, but looked vaguely similar)
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Re: Animals on playa this year

Postby unjonharley » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:27 am

I saw one dog on playa.. He had his Working Dog vest on.. Poor guy had to take his person into the potty..
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Re: Animals on playa this year

Postby Asquared » Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:11 pm

this story was relayed to me by a guy at the sands, he camped with a fellow who brought a kitten to the burn. the kitten was so young, its eyes weren't even open, and they had to feed it via eye dropper. apparently one of their hitch hikers wasn't paying attention and fed the kitty out of a pee jug. kit died the next day.

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Re: Animals on playa this year

Postby Nipple » Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:24 pm

I hope the hippie didn't let it to go to waste and finished the jug between himself and the guy that brought the kitten.
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