Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Mystery Critter Wednesday Round 15

Mystery Critter Wednesday

Attention all Critter Mystery Buffs! Here is this weeks challenge. Again I have featured a Critter from Busch Gardens Tampa. He is not native to Central Florida and as far as I know Joan the Bug Lady doesn't have one in her hope chest!

Have fun and post your guess now. Watch out for Scooter and Joan as they are tricksters and only play for the prizes. This weeks prize is an old t-shirt that I have long held dear but Maureen says I have to sell it at the yard sale. So instead of trying to put a price on such a treasured item I have put it up for grabs here on my blog. No cheating now as the stakes are high!

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SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I have to get the correct answer in before Scot steals my ideas again and cries so hre goes:

This is a Giant Man-eating cricket as can be seen by the evidence behind him. That mans skull came off a giant once too so you can imagine how big this cricket is. They actually live in SOuth Africa and make quite good pets if you can find one young enough to train before they start eating people. I had one years ago but when it ate off my husbands leg, I had to get rid of it and sent it to the Tampa zoo.


Beat this one Scot!! LOL!!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I forgot to mention: Thanks for the T-shirt. I am glad you have not sold it yet. It will make a nice addition to my collection.

(To myself: Thank goodness I dont wear T-shirts)


Sandi McBride said...

trying to figure this one out can't take my eyes off what looks like a skull portion on the left and suspiciously like a coral snake but that would be to easy...not that I couldn't use (another)ratty tee, since I've long since thrown out all of Mac's old collectables (that Maureen's a prize I suggest you keep her)

scot said...

I'm going to have to go with the Gila Monster

The Gila monster (pronounced /ˈhiːlə/, HEE-la), Heloderma suspectum, is a species of venomous lizard native to the southwestern United States and northerwestern Mexican state of Sonora. A heavy, slow-moving lizard, up to 60 centimetres (2.0 ft) long, the Gila monster is the only venomous lizard native to the United States and one of only two known species of venomous lizards in North America, the other being its close relative, the Mexican beaded lizard (H. horridum).[2] Though the Gila monster is venomous, its sluggish nature means that it represents little threat to humans. However, it has earned a fearsome reputation and is sometimes killed by hikers and homeowners despite being protected by state law in Arizona and Nevada.[3][1]

scot said...

Sorry everyone, I had to win this one for real. Mainly because I want my t-shirt back. I only have a limited supply and this one I really need.
It says:

"Bad Spellers Untie!!"

Jen said...

Ha, my vote goes to the Giant Man-eating Cricket!

Craig Glenn said...

Ah Joan... my friend from SA. You are so good and I can never fool the girls. Even Jen agrees with you. And to think Maureen wanted to just sell my t-shirt at the yard sale. LOL


Craig Glenn said...


Thanks for being so nice in the face of obvious insanity. Scooter and Joan are always trying to miss-lead everyone and trip them up. Although I am starting to like the cricket idea!


Craig Glenn said...


What can I say... I just can't take you anywhere... ~sigh~


Craig Glenn said...


Nice of you to play along with a poor old bug lady from Africa. She really does need the support and kindness of other humans, having been raised in the bush by hyenas and all.

We do have man eating crickets here in Florida but they take the form of... oh never mind... I'll be good.


Gaelyn said...

I knew instantly that it's a Gila Monster, but once again Scot beat me to the punch. My second guess would have been a man eating cricket. Oh well, I don't wear T-shirts anyway.

Craig Glenn said...


wow you women and the man eaters... scary.

Do you really think Scooter got it right? I don't know...


Elaine said...

I like Joan's man-eating cricket guess. She should be declared the winner, but why would she want your ratty old t-shirt? Perhaps her prize could be that you feed the t-shirt to the man-eating cricket, and of course photograph the action.