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The Taming of the Bug… Or Should I say Man!

When one is camping, one encounters all sorts of critters.  Big ones, small ones; two-legged ones to eight-legged ones; scary, not-so-scary.

Some of these critters we can find back home and others not.

Some, though familiar, can seem, well, boosted! Hulked-up! Larger-than-life!

We came back to camp after a day at the beach and inside our screened tent was this “little” critter!  When I saw this gorgeous dragonfly, I grabbed my phone (closest tool at hand) and snapped a few pictures, figuring this was my only chance.

After having done so, hubby did a sort of dance to get said dragonfly OUT of the tent without it touching him!  Not that he’s afraid of bugs but, let’s be honest, this was a BIG one.  After much flapping about (both Mick and the bug) – did I mention that I get why the dragonfly is called Evinrude in “The Rescuers“? – the sound of those flapping wings (the bug, not Mick) was LOUD!  It sounded like the motor of a boat… Anyway –

I’m not quite sure how it happened but somehow in the “scuffle” the bug tamed Mick!


Bug tames man


At this point I asked him to be patient and not scare off Evinrude (yes I decided to name it) while I went to get my camera so I could take his close-up.

I only managed to get three in and only one was worth keeping before he flew off to another adventure.


I’m ready for my close-up Mr. DeMille!

Just another day on the Jersey Shore!

25 thoughts on “The Taming of the Bug… Or Should I say Man!

    • Thanks Nancy! I truly do love camping (with a trailer…done with the whole sleeping on the floor in a tent thing!)


  1. A post after my own heart, Dale! I’m glad you’re catching my buggy obsession…or was it there all along? I’d find it impossible not to turn that situation into a photo shoot, for sure! Glad you got some great pics of that critter!


    • Well… the way he was freaking out every time it got close to him…. 😉
      They are so beautiful, aren’t they? This one was Huge!


  2. Wow! That was a big one, Dale. Don’t think I’d be as calm as hubby with it on my arm. Beautiful, though, I know that rapping sound. 🙂


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