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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Talk about getting yourself in a bind!!

Although it is getting colder here, I have seen many birds and insects still mating.
These two millipedes were rolling all over the show and I gathered by that the female was not too keen on accepting his advances.
What a way to reproduce!! :)

38 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Ah the good old Chungalolo (spelling!). I had forgotten all about them yet another memory you have brought back. I am not sure what happened to your comment on my site, I saw that you said you did not know what to say and I said print comments. One comment printed but yours went AWOL!! I agree there was not really much to say and even less if you do not like oysters! Diane

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

So pleased that the owls returned to the wild safely after the poisoning. It must have been fun to have them around for a while though.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Joan: Now that is a full nelson on the lady. Great capture of nature.

blog with no name said...

Shongololo love! Ahh, that's nice... Looks like they are going for the best of three falls, and that does look like a full nelson, with a khamora twist.

Gaelyn said...

Looks like an interesting dance to me. I don't remember seeing that. But the Giant sized Shongololos were awesome.

Kay said...

I love your perspective on things in the wild! Your photos are so interesting. I'll come back again.-Kay

Ann said...

I thought this is the whip I used for my Good Friday lesson.

The millipede in Sarawak are red.I havent seen one in New Zealand where I live now.

Good macro photo.

Becky and Gary said...

Super catch Joan. The looks like the "snake" we use to unclog our drains from time to time. LOL
B.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

This is something unique and is hard to find !!LUcky you !!Great post!!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Don't worry about the comment Diane. I see Blogger has been having problems for more than a week now and I hope they get the things sorted out soon.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Diane: this is the link to the owl picture and story if you are interested in seeing it:

http://saphotographs.blogspot.com/2009/06/have-look-at-this_12.html

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

They must have been watching WWF Tom. :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

LOL!! Now I wonder where you got the name and correct spelling from Mike? :) Now you know where our wrestlers learnt these moves from. :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

These are not from the trip Gaelyn but taken in my garden a day or two before you arrived. :) I wonder if it can be called a dance of love? LOL!!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks for visiting and commenting Kay. The insect world is a fascinating one with its diversity.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks for commenting and visiting Ann. We have a red one here too and are quite spectacular. If you want to see it, this is the link:

http://saphotographs.blogspot.com/2008/07/millipedes_14.html

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

LOL!! I do not think I want to use this one for cleaning drains Becky!! :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Unseen Rajasthan. Sometimes one is lucky to be in the right place at the right time. :)

Firefly said...

The poor male is holding on for dear life. Can I have a piece of cake now?

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I saved a piece just for you Jonker. :)I have to warn you though I am almost to the point of having it for breakfast so you had better hurry. LOL!!

Jochen said...

Wow, millipede romance!

Ha, when I looked at your first pic, I thought a single millipede had somehow managed to accidentally form a knot.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

LOL!! I wonder how they work out where to put all those legs and feet. :)

Good to hear from you again Jochen. Love the article and now at least you are not in trouble anymore. :)

Craver Vii said...

Kama Sutra or professional wrestling??

Leeloo said...

Hahaha, Craver :P It does look like they're wrestling, doesn't it? How neat the you got to see this and capture, great photos Joan :)

Andrea said...

I like very much this pictures and the situation.
I don't understand why,but yesterday I commented this post,but the comment was lost :(
Anyway,it's never too late...

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

These pictures are wonderful Joan, I am so glad you gave me the link. Have you seen http://www.ustream.tv/theowlbox
It is an amazing story and I have been watching this since the first owl hatched.Diane

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I think this was more Kama Sutra Craver but they sure had more positions than have ever been thought of!! LOL!!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

How lovely to hear from you again Leeloo. Where have you been? :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Andrea. A lot of people have had comments disappear and all kinds of things going wrong with Blogger this last week or so.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

You are welcome Diane. No, I have not been watching it but will go and take a peek. Some of these are wonderful to watch.

Mary said...

Cool shots! How interesting! They are really wound up in each other!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

LOL!! I have heard of love knots but this is ridiculous!! Thanks Mary. :)

Rambling Woods said...

Geesh...how pushy can you be? Today I went out to put up the hummingbird feeder and a red spider dropped on my head. I let it down and it scurried off...hey, I didn't scream. I wish I could have gotten a photo.. Michelle

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

WOW!! That is a wonderful story Michelle. I cannt tell you how proud I am of you for getting over your fear. Wish you had gotten a picture too. :)

Leeloo said...

I've been so busy, hardly anytime to blog =( Everything should be back to normal next week, for a little while anyway =)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Same here Leeloo with it being the end of our financial year. I am only now begining to see the light at the end of the tunnel so perhaps I can get back to normal too. Thank goodness it is over for another year!! :)

JM said...

Wow! This looks like a Anaconda 'hug'! :-)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

LOL!! It does Jose. I wonder where they learnt it from. Those anacondas are amazing to see when they get together with the females. It is hard to tell where one starts and another ends.:)