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Tame or Smart?

These pictures were just taken today (11-18-08) roughly around noon.  Since it is hunting season, are these deer just really tame or down right smart to stay away from hunters?  Honestly, I think I am going to say both.

Between my house and the neighbor's house.

Between my house and the neighbor

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Update on Cali (now butterfly)

Here are more pictures of the transformation of the caterpillar to a butterfly.

I am not sure if the butterfly is a male or female.  I will let Nathan continue to think it is a girl so he can call her Cali.  I have tried getting the butterfly to eat some watermelon.  So far I haven’t notice her eat yet.  She keeps flexing her wings so I don’t think she is ready to be released yet.  She wasn’t trying to fly either so we’ll wait a day or two before releasing.

It’s caterpillar time!

Monarch Caterpillar

Monarch Caterpillar

I am helping Nathan rear a monarch caterpillar for the Monarch Watch.  Once his caterpillar becomes a butterfly, it will be tagged and recorded before it makes it’s journey to Mexico.  Despite the fact that Nathan is terrified of bugs, he was thrilled to have a new “pet.”  He says his caterpillar is a girl so we decided on a name of Cali the Caterpillar.  It is amazing on how young children do not have a sense of time.  He repeatedly asked to see his caterpillar to make sure she was eating and growing bigger all within one night’s time.  I will update the progress of Cali’s transformation into a beautiful monarch butterfly.