Friday, April 18, 2008

What is it? (My first blog contest.)

I got this idea from my friend Becca who did this on her blog. Since then, I've been waiting for a photo op so I could do the same. So--here it is--my first blog contest. Guess what creature is in the following picture. I took the pic in my front yard. And that's all the hint you'll get from me. The first blogger to correctly identify the creature in the photo will receive a prize (even if you live out of driving distance--I'll mail it to you). Oh, and you don't have to be scientifically specific. Just tell me what it is in layman's terms.



9 comments:

heidibelle said...

oh...oh... I know... but you told me so I can't answer. Good luck everyone.

mandrews said...

It looks sort of like a tarantula but I have no idea! That would be my guess! But why would there be a tarantula in front of your house??? So weird!

Christine H. said...

Wrong, Michaela, but good guess. I can guarantee you that if it were a tarantula, I wouldn't be within a mile of it, and definitely would not take it's picture. I run from tarantulas, brown recluses and black widows. M, You can guess again.

Thanks, Heidi, for not spoiling the fun!

Kari said...

something icky. Thanks so much Christine for going to all of the trouble to edit my paper. xoxoxoxox

frisky said...

Is it some sort of moth? Maybe even the backside of a moth? Eeeewwwwwww!!!! It looks really hairy though.

frisky said...

Now that I've been thinking about it for a while, I'm leaning towards it being the Polyphemus moth (Antheraea polyphemus). Which is a member of the Saturniidae family, or giant silk moths. It is a tan colored moth, with an average wingspan of 6 inches. The most notable feature of the moth is its large, purplish eyespots on its two hindwings. The eye spots are where it gets its name – from the Greek myth of the Cyclops Polyphemus. The caterpillar of the Polyphemus moth can eat 86,000 times its weight at emergence in a little less than two months.
Yep, that's what I goin' with. I don't know, I could be wrong though.

Rebecca said...

I was going to say moth too, but then I'd just be copying Gina, in all her brilliance. So I'll say. . . nevermind. I can't find anything on google but moth.

Kari said...

Wow Gina.... You are brilliant! Even if it turns out wrong, you've got my vote :)

frisky said...

Ya'll didn't think that I just knew all that stuff, right? I plagiarized from wikipedia. Hee-hee! Although, I did have to do the searching to actually figure out which kind of moth it was.... that was all on my own. Okay, and I did have help figuring out that it was a moth in the first place, but it wasn't Christine or Heidi.