Monday, May 12, 2008

Dung beetle

This dung beetle is showing off his Olympic style by moving a ball of dung over the forest floor at record speed. Notice that it pushes with the rear legs. I was anxious to spend some time seeing and photographing this event, but I was with a group of Amizade Volunteers on one of the Bosque trails. I quickly took a couple of pictures so that others could do the same. There's no need in my reinventing the wheel by talking about the dung beetle. Just click on the above link for almost everything you ever wanted to know about the topic. I look forward to spending more time with them in the future, and to get a better picture of the beetle. In case you're wondering where the dung came from, it's probably that of a howler monkey.

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