Here are two of the most common snakes I have around my farm. The deadly copperhead and the non venomous king snake. This photo was not on my farm but is a still great shot.King snakes kill other snakes. They are very good at controlling the mice/rat population and copperheads. Copperheads are the worst in August when they shed their skins, are blind and attack everything in pairs. I am grateful I have a healthy king snake population around. Snakes get a bad wrap but are very important in nature.
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.