19 July 2009

dung, revisited

Summer is an epic season for defecation. Nay, this is not intended to be another potty post. To be completely fair, though, Matt and I happened upon dozens of dung beetles while in Edwards Co. - they were in such a writhing mass that we were both stopped in our tracks, somewhat dumbfounded. My brain clicked "have camera, need pictures!" and Matt was able to get a short video of the madness.

Somehow it appeared that the bugs were flattening, compressing, or otherwise deflating (dehydrating?) the dung that they were swarming. At least, no dung was seen rolled away from the main pile.

How about a dung related cartoon?

And since our last post was a non-dropping moth, here's a dropping-mimic!

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