Freitag, 23. Juli 2010

Formentera: Critters

One of the most beautiful cats I have ever seen! Her owner found her in a trash can! An adorable accidental mix between some siam and a tabby cat? 



Look at the blue eyes!


GECKO!


He was in the toilet, hiding for the day...


A lot of lizards...

Out of wiki:

The Ibiza Wall Lizard (Podarcis pityusensis) is a species of lizard in the Lacertidae family. It is most closely associated with the island of Eivissa, or Ibiza, in the Balearic Islands, but has become endemic to Spain.
A sub-species, P. pityusensis formenterae, is limited in natural habitat to the island of Formentera, south of Ibiza, but has been transported by man to several other locations in the Mediterranean. The Formentean subspecies tends to be more brightly coloured than its Ibizan and mainland conspecifics.



They are really curious (I mean there could always be something to eat?!) 


Invading your space.... (in this case the terrace)



Sometimes they show a lot of similarities with cats especially if food is involved:
Are you taming them... or are they taming you...?


Yes i know, sea gulls are the rats of the sky. Still I like them!


Snails, the three on the first pictures are dead, just the houses...


But these snails are all living! Just having a break for the summer (to hot, to dry...)



Most of the time they form colonies of the same kind. But from time to time a snail wanders in the wrong colony ^^


To be honest: I am a little bit frightened of spiders. not too much... but if I don't have contact to spiders for some time it gets worse...

Having a closer look at them helps! Because spiders are real beauties! They have wonderful coloured eyes (most kinds have!) and their pattern is often ornamental! And they make gorgeous spider webs! They are all belonging to the genus Araneus but this kind of them is better known as diadem spider, cross spider or simply garden spider. But these terms are generally used for nearly all orb weaving spiders!


Have a closer look!


Another one, this time you can see her bottom...
I think they are both female because they were 2 to 3 cm big.


Again, have a closer look!


In the summer you can here this sound in most mediterranean countries: the buzz of the cicades!



A dry shell of a cicade after skinning...


Kommentare:

  1. thank you for the animal tour! i've got a lot to learn when it comes to all animals...

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  2. gee, did you take all of these? they're awesome!
    that cat really is a beauty :)

    never heard of that island before, though. but every island with lizards is a good island...

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  3. It is the most beautiful island!

    .oO(My opinion ^^)

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