My neighbors dog disappeared 3 days ago. We spent 3 days looking all over for a dog that comes up to people all the time. No sign. So we posted on Facebook and put up fliers and called everyone we knew. Today, the dog appeared in the garage to her owners surprise and delight. Someone anonymously put her in his garage.She was gritty, dirty and very hungry and thirsty, but she was fine. We are happy to have her back on our neighbors farm again.
I happened to find this huge black beetle pondering across my neighbors basement floor. She almost weighed as much as a full spool of quilting thread and was the size of the palm of my hand. She is a black rain beetle and is a rare find indeed. They take 13 years to mature and both sexes emerge just before rain and fall to mate then burrow underground again. The female does not fly only the male, so that was why she was walking in the basement. She was the neatest bug I have found yet. I set her outside to find a mate in the woods.