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© May Lattanzio

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with a hitchhiker. You can see it if you look in the lightbox, easier. It's just where his abdomen would end. It is a waterborne parasitic mite.

I spend time now calling to Crip, the Muscovy, and feeding the fish and turtles scraps.

I'm afraid this was Crip's last spring. Neighbors saw him a week or so ago, down at the bridge - when I crossed it at the beginning of the week, the alligator was there.

So this is what I do. I watch these lovely, friendly dragons and call my Crippy. And when he doesn't come, I walk up the hill to my place and upload photos of bugs and chickens, the dogs and cats; flowers.

3 responses

  • teresa B

    teresa B   gave props (24 Jun 2018):

    My first comment just disapeared. Im so sorry to hear that May. I understand that moment and after when your gut tells you they arent there anymore. The empty sick feeling in your gut and the continued hope that if you keep calling and looking for them they will somehow be there. Its a sad time and I know that the time you had wih crip you made his time on this earth so much happier and comfortable. Hugs to you. The draganfly photo is so very amazing! These guys are not easy to get close ups of. Love the detail you got on this one. My this is good. I find it so interesting what you can see when you cant with the naked eye. Such as the mite attached to it. Amazing! Im glad that you can focus on taking beautiful nature shots during this time. Im sorry about crip and I know what your feeling and going through.

  • David de London

    David de London gave props (24 Jun 2018):

    I agree with Teresa. You gave Crip far more than he'd ever had before.

  • May Lattanzio

    May Lattanzio said (23 Aug 2018):

    Except he was sighted at the fishcamp around the bend about a week ago! How fantastic!

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