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    Well,
    Since I left the camera charger out there, and a lot of people have been hearing about it because they are requesting pictures, I figured I might share a little slice of paradise. My ranch is in West Texas on a 76-mile long lake. There is also a lot of land with cattle, which I forgot to photograph. Unfortunately I didn't photograph the last white bass I caught in the lake, or the spotted bass, but I took pics of a couple of largemouth bass and some bullfrogs at a pond on the ranch. I have pulled some pretty big bass outta there on the fly rod. I tried to photograph a roadrunner, but I couldn't get the camera out in time to get any. They wait a while, but the zoom isn't good enough for the distance I need on the ATV to stay quiet...

    First a decent little largemouth that put up a good fight and has potential to get huge:
    [img]http://home.**********.com/users/lithopsman/good%20bass.jpg[/img]

    Next another bigger bass, but my hand is about a foot above it because I didn't want to keep it out long. This one was to fiesty to hold.

    [img]http://home.**********.com/users/lithopsman/bassbig.jpg[/img]

    Next a beautiful centipede on the screened porch. This one was about 10" long, but unfortunately there is no scale to measure it against in the photo:

    [img]http://home.**********.com/users/lithopsman/centipede.jpg[/img]

    A bullfrog in the side of the aforementioned pond. When I was walking to where I fish, one made its panic call and jumped. My heart rate was probably approaching 200 bpm. Scared me nearly to death. It broke the usual utter silence with quite a sound, but later popped up for just long enough to photograph.

    [img]http://home.**********.com/users/lithopsman/frog%20cropped.jpg[/img]

    Next a view from the very difficult road down. (There is a paved road, but I like to go out of the way to search for wildlife) I missed the beautiful sunset by about ten minutes... The point on the right is where I fish from when I am at the lake, but I am about 200 feet above the lake, plus back a good ways from the shore on a hill...

    [img]http://home.**********.com/users/lithopsman/point.jpg[/img]

    Heres the same point, but from next to it. This is where I catch the white bass (way out there wading and with a very far cast for a fly rod) and the spotted bass, stripers, etc.

    [img]http://home.**********.com/users/lithopsman/lake%20010.jpg[/img]

    And some deer that were pretty curious. I saw a ton more, but only decided to pull the camera out once...

    [img]http://home.**********.com/users/lithopsman/deer.jpg[/img]

    Hopefully I will be out there next weekend to get the charger back and take some more pictures, if you'd like to see something, let me know, we've got it all! I will gladly look for whatever it is next time I'm there!
    Enjoy,
    John [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
    I am back..

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    Very nice.
    that makes no logic

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    Thanks finch! I know you are into birds, I'll try to get some for you... I think I could get:
    blue heron
    white heron
    roadrunner
    pelicans in the spring and in a few months the loons and ducks will be comin this-a-way! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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    Looks like a very large Scolopendra heros?(the centipede)
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    D. muscipula & D. muscipula 'Red Dragon'(barely)

    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

    S. purpurea and Drosera filiformis filiformis/ intermedia seeds waiting to sprout.

    Drosera capensis

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    Party at lithopsman!
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    cool! beautiful property.

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    AWSOME centepede!
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]When I was walking to where I fish, one made its panic call and jumped. My heart rate was probably approaching 200 bpm. Scared me nearly to death
    LOL! I HATE it when they do that. good thing I don't have any heart problems.
    there's such a thing as a white heron? I've heard of great egrets and stuff but never of a white heron.
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    Yeah, Great white heron. Forgot sci name or if it is still considered a seperate species from the great blue?
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    D. muscipula & D. muscipula 'Red Dragon'(barely)

    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

    S. purpurea and Drosera filiformis filiformis/ intermedia seeds waiting to sprout.

    Drosera capensis

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