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Old 08-29-2015, 02:19 PM   #1931
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Found it on Wikipedia. This particular photo is quite popular and I can see why, just gorgeous!
National Geographic did a special on the parrots and macaws of the Americas. Unfortunately, the Scarlet Macaw has been placed on the endangered list. It is the most popular bird as a pet because of it color.

When they are snuck into this country, most folks don't realize that the bird may have several diseases that was contacted in the wild. So they pay $1,000 or more and in a few months, they find the bird dead on the bottom of the cage. There is nothing they can do since owning one is illegal in the first place.
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Old 08-30-2015, 12:05 AM   #1932
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Spider web stretched across our front door, just tonight. It's a good 2 feet wide. The maker of the web is a beautiful red-legged girl who's camera-shy. Whenever I thought I got her in frame, she took off.
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Old 08-30-2015, 12:21 AM   #1933
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Spider web stretched across our front door, just tonight. It's a good 2 feet wide. The maker of the web is a beautiful red-legged girl who's camera-shy. Whenever I thought I got her in frame, she took off.
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OMGosh, Dawg....what a great pic!! You should lighten that up just a bit and send it to National Geographic. Seriously.
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Old 08-30-2015, 12:30 AM   #1934
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You're too kind, Cheryl! Thanks! I really wanted to get the manufacturer in, she's about 1.5 inches, and a beauty, but I don't want her in the house. Wish I could get the whole web, this is just when I open the door a crack.
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Old 08-30-2015, 01:03 AM   #1935
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I wouldn't want her in the house either, I'm not a spider fan but that perfectly architectural web she made is stunning.
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Old 08-30-2015, 02:14 PM   #1936
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Checked on the web this morning, it was totally trashed, with no beautiful spider in sight. Glad I was able to get a pic while I could.
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We don't get picturesque spider webs often. This is from a few years ago. I sprayed it with water for effect. I'm sure spider man (or woman) wasn't happy.
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Old 08-30-2015, 03:44 PM   #1938
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Pretty! Webs fascinate me.

I have a little orb weaver out the back door who unfortunately weaves her orb across the steps between a potted hibiscus and an adjacent mugo pine. I try to go under it when I go out that door, but I've destroyed a few webs.
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Old 08-30-2015, 03:48 PM   #1939
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I took Cheryl's advice and lightened it up: Attachment 23339

The green things are evergreens in the background. I took this from the inside of the door.
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Old 08-30-2015, 10:02 PM   #1940
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I popped my head out the front door, and my spider is back, reconstructing her web!

Hoping she'll let me take her pic. I'm leaving her alone for awhile.
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