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    Strange Creature from the Woods

    I was walking through the woods today while searching for interesting insect species when I turned a corner and quickly looked up to find this strange creature amongst the trees.

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    For a few seconds I just couldn't identify it - then I suddenly realised what I was looking at.

    Well it looked real amongst the dark trees.

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    Re: Strange Creature from the Woods

    Love it, Geoff! To me, it looks like a giant dragon or lizard walking away.

    What do you see?

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    Re: Strange Creature from the Woods

    A huge snake slithering through the underbrush. Wood grain, especially weathered, is always different and interesting.

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    Re: Strange Creature from the Woods

    A rare Woodosaurus?

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    Re: Strange Creature from the Woods

    Quote Originally Posted by georgem View Post
    A rare Woodosaurus?
    I was thinking some kind of dinosaur. But you named it well, George!

    Nice photograph, Geoff!
    Last edited by ddp4me; 29th September 2011 at 03:42 AM. Reason: Lost what I was trying to say.

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    Re: Strange Creature from the Woods

    I think this is a subspecies of woodosaurus known commonly as pine. (Pinus mortus)


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    Thanks for the comments.

    It certainly fooled me at first.

    Incidentally, I recently found a piece of well bleached branch which looked exactly like an old animal skull. It even had a hole where the eye socket should have been. I did take a photo so I will see if I can find it again.

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    Re: Strange Creature from the Woods

    A great shot and wonderful comments, the only thing I could think of is the smooth-back Sneaky Creepi Nuppo Nyou

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    Re: Strange Creature from the Woods

    And here is the 'skull' which I found in the woods previously.

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    It was eventually identified as belonging to a Woodius confusii which once inhabited this area but was thought to be extinct.

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    Re: Strange Creature from the Woods

    Wow, Geoff! I'd hate to come upon one of those monsters in the dark. Looks like they could bite right through your ankle!
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    Had to comment on the mouse. Love it! Looks like me when I see a spider. Arachnophobia for sure!

    It was eventually identified as belonging to a Woodius confusii which once inhabited this area but was thought to be extinct.
    Geoff, another great name and photo. Maybe the experts should ask us for scientific names? (Maybe not.)

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    Re: Strange Creature from the Woods

    You definitely have an eye for the cool shots Geoff, I hope one day to identify them too. I probably wouldve tripped over that and took a blurry picture of a crow.Thanks for posting .

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