Sunday, October 13, 2013 A
"Critter Photos and Research"

It started with this week's Photo Friday theme. I thought I could find a 'LONESOME' looking critter in my photo archives:

"Lonesome" Bighorn sheep at Arizona Sonora Desert Museum
He has the less curvy horns of the Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep as compared to those of the Desert bighorn sheep.
He's 'lonely' indeed, for "Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep were listed as an endangered species on January 3, 2000, following emergency listing on April 20, 1999.[5] In 1995, these genetically distinct Bighorn Sheep hit a population low of about 100 total individuals, distributed across 5 separate areas of the southern and central Sierra Nevada, and had increased to about 125 in 1999." As of 2002, their numbers only reached to 250. (Wiki source)

Then I found a halfway decent toad photo. I hadn't shared it before because I couldn't make out the info card photo:

Mexican toad? No, not quite.. I finally settled on 'Western Toad' because of the "light stripe down the middle of the back"

There are two types of Western toads, and this one looks most like a Boreal Toad

Spiny tailed iguana (Ctenosaura hemilopha)

All of the above photos are from the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. Doing a search of my website, I discovered a green iguana I'd captured at the county fair last year.

Sunday, October 13, 2013 B
"Five Times Stronger"

I had trouble getting to sleep last night, so I siphoned some excess mental energy by drawing.
Perhaps the man is '5' times stronger than most men, a sort of atropaic drawing?

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