Nkorho Waterhole Chat - Monday 17th September 2007
What were the hyenas up to? What spooked them off?
I wonder if zoomies have a computer near the cam that allows them to read what we write at the same time they are there? I have been so tempted to say "zoomie, if you are reading this right now, move the camera up and down to indicate yes!" If we had a question that the answer was no, they could move it back and forth! Actually, if they were reading this, I would think they could just write back on the forum like we are doing! LOL I have a feeling we will be seeing lots of these flies soon. One short piece of information I found says they bite a lot of animals, including people! Ouch!
Ms Charlie, news, not very good. The book might be found from Barnes & Nobel used book sellers. It is an out of print book and is not available at their online store. (Must not have been a good seller, as published in 2003) I did check another used book source Alibris, they had one copy that was just sold for $48! Someone in Australia had it for sale! I do have the ISBN # in case you have sources of used books in your area. ISBN 1868727130 I wonder if any University library would have a copy? We will track this down! Cerinthe must have gotten the description from the book. Maybe there was a picture too. If there wasn't, we can quit look in that direction! There must be other books in the world that show it! Maybe it is an alien life form!
Ms Charlie, are there Barnes & Nobel bookstores in your area? They carry the book. I am going to call our local store to see if it is one they have here. Their online store says it sells for $32! Don't guess I would want to buy one, but I could take a peek to see if that darn fly is in there! The book is not in our local library.
I bet Alf can find out something. He posts a lot of pics of insects.
AND if we don't get an answer on just what in heck that dang fly was.....the next time that zooooomie zooms up on it, I SWEAR I'll be standing there with a flyswatter so they NEVER show us something like this EVER again to drive us NUTS......LOL
FABBY needs to add a new Rule to her list. ' all zoomies can only zoom up on critters IF they can tell us WHAT they are'....
Thanks Lea but it's a Hippo Fly were looking for. I just thought dahhhhhhhhh to write the Wildlife Campus on here. WHY didn't I think to do that sooner......LOL.
Thank you for the help. We will figure this out, we will we will we will.....grrrrrr
Ms Charlie: Here is what I found:
The zoomie needs to change it back!