ZOOLOGY BY JEREMY ZOLA
BACHELOR OF ZOOLOGY. HAS WORKED WITH WILDCATS, WOLVES, BIRDS OF PREY, AND SEA TURTLES - AMONGST MANY OTHER ANIMALS, EXOTIC AND DOMESTIC. THIS BLOG SERVES AS AN OUTLET FOR MY ENDLESS CURIOSITY FOR THE NATURAL WORLD AND IS MEANT TO BE INTERACTIVE - I ACCEPT SUBMISSIONS, REQUESTS, AND QUESTIONS.
Sunday, August 24
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This is a green lacewing which is an insect in the Chrysopidae family. They are very common throughout North America. Recently, they are being used by farmers as a means of biological pest control, instead of pesticides, because they are known for their predatory prowess. They regularly feed on insects that can damage crops, such as aphids and caterpillars.

Photo by Felicia Tuman

This is a green lacewing which is an insect in the Chrysopidae family. They are very common throughout North America. Recently, they are being used by farmers as a means of biological pest control, instead of pesticides, because they are known for their predatory prowess. They regularly feed on insects that can damage crops, such as aphids and caterpillars.

Photo by Felicia Tuman

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Saturday, August 23
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This is a black-tailed rattlesnake my friends came across while hiking Devil’s Bridge Trail in Sedona, AZ. The black-tailed rattlesnake usually has a brown stripe around the eyes and can be easily identified by it’s completely black tail scales. They are dangerous and caution should always be used when you come across any rattlesnake.


Photos by Jacob Stadiem

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Saturday, August 2
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Even with a broken finger, I was able to catch this watersnake, although it did bite me a few times.

Even with a broken finger, I was able to catch this watersnake, although it did bite me a few times.

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A garter snake on my driveway after work on Thursday.

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A female spider with her babies.

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Sunday, July 20
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The warble larva after being removed from the kitten’s neck.

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Dr. Melanie Wood removing the warble larva from the kitten’s neck.

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Today at work, a small kitten came had a larva of the warble fly in the side of his neck. They are either ingested or the female warble fly lays eggs on the skin of it’s host. The warble then eats it’s way out of the body, causing an abscess and infection.

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Thursday, July 17
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Close ups of a toad’s front and back foot.

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Wednesday, July 16
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A bullfrog eye

A bullfrog eye

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Friday, July 11
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One of the Veterinarians I work with has a cat named Izzie, who has been catching garter snakes outside. She has been bringing them into her house and playing with them. The snakes have all been unharmed, except for one unfortunately. It’s always interesting to see a house cat’s abilities to still stalk and hunt.


Photos by Dr. Erin Schelle

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Wednesday, July 9
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My friends went on a hiking trip in the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia over 4th of July weekend. While on the trail, they encountered a mother black bear and her cub. The black bear is an omnivore, and the most widely distributed bear species in North America.


Photos by Sarah Ganson & Oren Shmoel

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Wednesday, July 2
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I believe this is an orchard spider. They are long-jawed orb weavers and are parasitised by a wasp larva.

I believe this is an orchard spider. They are long-jawed orb weavers and are parasitised by a wasp larva.

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Last week, I stumbled upon a queen snake eating a crayfish at Sharon Woods.

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A common snapping turtle hidden among some branches at Sharon Woods.

A common snapping turtle hidden among some branches at Sharon Woods.

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