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Old 09-29-2013, 03:53 PM   #31
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The only spot I saw them was sort of impossible to get near. Had to use small focus box and long zoom but like you said, I too was entranced by their sparkling display as I watched them through the binocs! Next time we went a day or two later, no sign of them.
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:15 PM   #32
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The whirligigs we had in California weren't silver, and I haven't seen any, silver or otherwise here in NC. I think they are really beautiful and hope to see some sometime!
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:35 PM   #33
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kchd> You crack me up!!! Tell me tell me tell me do. how did you come to know they smelled like watermelons>>>? Ill for sure try to take a sniff the next time I run into any of them!!!
Well, Equil... my dear husband introduced me to smelling them while poking around in a creek when we first started dating. Part of his courting ritual, and it worked! One of several things that made me realize he was a keeper!!
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:49 PM   #34
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Wow! Can we trade? Mine doesn't like to go outside...of course he is so fair that he burns in five minutes but still. He has many other redeeming features, but love of nature is not one of them.

Binturongs, which are these bizarre sloth like carnivores from SE Asia smell like Fritos corn chips. I am sure y'all needed to know that trivial fact. And I know this because our local Carnivore Preservation Trust has a bunch of them and it is really obvious as you walk by their enclosures.
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:08 PM   #35
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Binturongs, which are these bizarre sloth like carnivores from SE Asia smell like Fritos corn chips.
Funny, turttle!!! You know, I think that dog paws (you know, the foot pad), always smelled like Fritos.
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:08 PM   #36
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Whirlybeetles have a scent all right, but I sure wouldn't be calling it sweet as a watermelon.
Dog paws......Like freetos? Are you kidding?
Those hot little sweaty dog paws all curled up under their body while sleeping.... Smell just like sweaty little toe jams to me!
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