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Author:  OldDogDan [ Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:05 pm ]
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I walked right by it but my five year old grandson spotted it. He correctly identified it as a rattlesnake and said he wanted to pick it up. Later he burned himself playing with fire. He loves sharp knives. He is a lot of fun but you really have to keep an eye on him.

Author:  GForce [ Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:20 pm ]
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The biggest of 4 gopher snakes I came across while riding today. I'll take running into these guys over a rattlesnake any day.

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Author:  OldDogDan [ Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:20 pm ]
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Dream weaver.

Author:  Canaan [ Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:50 pm ]
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I saw a juvenile California king snake and a bee flew into my mouth when was I was riding today. Didn't get pictures of either one.

Author:  Ld00d [ Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:42 am ]
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you're going to need to recreate the situation and get a photo then

Author:  Big Clyde [ Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:31 pm ]
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Image

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Got it.......................




:cheers:

Author:  OldDogDan [ Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:08 pm ]
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C’mon Clyde, no stock photos! Luckily I happened to be passing by Canaan on the trail yesterday and grabbed a couple of pics.

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Author:  GForce [ Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:31 pm ]
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Itsy bitsy spider
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Author:  Dirtrider [ Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:54 am ]
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^^^^ Tis the season for those and the tarantula hawks

Author:  GForce [ Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:02 pm ]
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GForce wrote:
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^^^^ Tis the season for those and the tarantula hawks


Yep, this one from a few years back. One very unlucky tarantula...

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Author:  Ray Dolor [ Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:31 pm ]
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It's amazing the strength those wasps have, aside from their top-rated sting. 10 years ago, I witnessed one of them dragging a much-bigger than themselves tarantula up a very loose and near vertical embankment
and stuffing it through a hole to its' nest that was truly tiny in circumference compared to the spider.
Still not quite sure how she did it.

Author:  ajdonner [ Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:34 pm ]
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OldDogDan wrote:
Dream weaver.


Earworm.

Author:  OldDogDan [ Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:49 pm ]
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I hate these little f*ckers and there are a LOT around my house. I was trying to remember when Vista stopped being a mosquito-free paradise. Seems like about a year or two to me. I searched my property for standing water to no avail a while ago. I was curious so thought I’d email an actual scientist:


Vista now has "Yellow Fever Mosquitoes" (Aedes aegypti). We commonly call Aedes aegypti by the moniker "ankle biter mosquito" because that better describes their behavior and habits and also here in San Diego they do not carry Yellow Fever but in other parts of the world they do. They're sneaky little buggers that don't choose to fly near your face like other mosquito species. Instead they rest under furniture and take several small feedings on our lower extremities whenever possible. These ankle biters don't normally travel very far in a lifetime - usually the ones biting you are coming from your yard or a neighbor's yard with whom you share a fence.

These ankle biter mosquitoes present a problem that Vector Control alone cannot solve without a large amount of resident engagement and participation. Ankle biter mosquitoes prefer to breed on private property in small and sometimes even very small sources that only residents can properly monitor. Here's a video of what mosquito larvae and pupae look like in water: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_51M8ewQWM

The best line of defense is to eliminate, cover or cyclically treat (using BTI products like "Mosquito Dunks" and "Mosquito Bits") all possible breeding/water sources. This includes plant saucers, rain barrels, gutters, yard drains/corrugated pipe, bird of paradise/bamboo and bromeliad plants, etc. Even a bottle cap that has been lost and forgotten beneath a hedge but fills up with water from the sprinklers has the potential to breed a noticeable amount of these ankle biter mosquitoes. When you're finished checking your outdoor spaces, don't forget to check your indoor spaces as well because ankle biter mosquitoes happily live inside with us too. Examples of places to check for larvae inside include plant cuttings in water, vases, houseplant saucers, and any drains that are used less than once a week. And if you're friendly with your neighbors, please refer them to our information and/or help them to do the same (sdvector.com).

Beyond that, repellent and loose fitting, light color clothing can make a big difference. Here are couple of informational resources on repellent: https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/ ... ction.html, https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DC ... llent.aspx

Fans can also help by making it difficult for mosquitoes to fly in areas where you're spending time.

Thank you very much for your email. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Emily Ferrill
Vector Ecologist
County of San Diego, Vector Control Program

Author:  ajdonner [ Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:24 pm ]
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Yep. Have ‘em in Escondido too. Just put hydrocortisone cream on a couple bites on the top of my feet and ankles. Nasty little bastards. If you haven’t already, get vector control to come and and assess your property. They’ll visit your neighbors as well to spread the info.

Author:  GForce [ Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:00 pm ]
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ajdonner wrote:
Yep. Have ‘em in Escondido too. Just put hydrocortisone cream on a couple bites on the top of my feet and ankles. Nasty little bastards. If you haven’t already, get vector control to come and and assess your property. They’ll visit your neighbors as well to spread the info.


Have them in Santee too. I found some larvae in a small container to catch water from a potted plant in my kitchen of all places. If you have drains in your yard, check those. It takes very little water for them to breed in. For places that may have standing water, there are mosquito larvae granules you can put down. I bought these on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0001 ... UTF8&psc=1

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