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LOL!  Well I thought about it Tamara, but the bucket of water he had been floating in was rather murky so I declined! Undecided
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(03-07-2019, 09:51 AM)Emmi Smith Wrote: Couple of months ago I found a gecko floating in a bucket of water I had in the garden.  I love them so much, that I ridiculously tried to resuscitate it with CPR,but it didn't work. I gave him/her a decent burial! Cry

Are you absolutely sure it was dead Emmi?

Some reptiles play dead when under threat or attacked.  
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apparent_death

It seems odd that evolution has equipped the gecko with the ability to walk up a glass patio door, but never thought to teach it to swim   Huh
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It was dead alright!!!  No doubt about it.
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Some lovely green and blue dragonflies around this afternoon - colour doesn't really show up in the pics.

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Any ideas what this wee beastie is? About the size of a large ladybird.

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Hi Tamara

That one goes by a few different names, depending in which part of the World they are found.
In the UK they are known as Southern Green Shield Bug - In the USA, Southern Green Stink Bug - In the Southern hemisphere they drop the 'Southern' and just call it a Green Vegetable Bug.

That one is in the bug's nymph stage and will change its form as it grows and matures to the more recognisable bright green shield shape and will continue to happily munch on your veg crops as it does so.
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Thanks GF. Interesting, but what a shame as I was hoping it was a beneficial bug like the ladybirds. Now you've ID'd it I can see the similarity to the adult stink bugs I've had.
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There were 3 guirres circling over Tindaya today but too high to get a pic on my phone of the 3 together. 1 did come down a bit lower on it's own:

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Spotted a little hedgehog when out dog walking 6-7pm. It was about 6" nose to tail.

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Saw several Painted Lady butterflies, some dragonflies and some tiny blue butterflies in my garden this afternoon but all were photo-shy!
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