Sunday, August 3, 2008

Sunday Critters

My friends Leora and Ilana-Davita are avid photographers and often contribute to photo blogs. I'd like to get into this area of blogging, but have to set some limits. Still, I couldn't resist posting the picture of this critter, captured by Mazi on our recent trip up North:



Nasty looking, I know, but it still is one of G-d's creatures. Mazi captured the little guy (gal?) scurrying along on the tayelet (boardwalk) of the city of Nahariya. In Israel, these critters are called "Jukim". Growing up in Brooklyn, New York City, we'd see 'em every now and then, and they absolutely terrified me. We called them "Water Bugs", but to me they are Giant Cockroaches. Blech. So check out the weekly posting of this and more cuddly creatures at Camera-Critters.

And while we're at it, Haveil Havalim is up at Little Frumhouse on the Prairie. Go check it out...

13 comments:

Leora said...

I love it! A very Israeli critter. I didn't post to camera critters this week because 1) I posted a stuffed animal. One could hardly call this a critter, but I'm not into photographing dogs or cats. 2) They put those linkies up on Shabbat morning, so the earliest I could put something up is late Sat. night. I guess if I were more into the critters thing, as opposed to the Ruby Tuesday photographing something red, which I love, I might still do it. But you get the most visitors if you are early in the linkies.

fishing guy said...

That truely is one of God's critters and it was a fun post.

ilanadavita said...

Great photo.
I prepare the post before Shabbat, then post and link once Shabbat is over.

Misty Dawn said...

I enjoy this post, and as you will see, I like ALL critters. In fact, I'm a bug fan ;-) (I posted several in one of my posts for CC this week too)

I want to thank you for joining Camera-Critters! It really means a lot to me, and I hope to see more of your critter photos each week.

CC is for ALL critters - bugs, birds, pets, wildlife - anything you want, and I try not to put too many rules on the meme. So, feel free to join us any weekend you choose - I usually have the link up on Saturday morning.

i beati said...

good reminder still God's creature sandy

Anonymous said...

Misty, The only critters i have to photograph are my 4 kids. Although, we did find a dead mouse in the driveway today maybe i should have photographed it.
sz

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Unfortunately, we have large cockroaches where I live, also. I am definitely *not* fond of them! There are a lot of them outside, around the house and on my carport. Occasionally, I find a dead one in the house, not always in a place I would like. GOOD KITTIES! They are my indoor bug-patrol!

bobbie said...

In your picture he looks like a cute little guy. Don't know how I'd feel about him if I met him in person.

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Ah, but do you dare squash these jukim with your bare feet?

I have done so, and lived to tell the tale.

Baila said...

One nice thing about this post is getting so many new commenters. Thanks for stopping by.

Jameel,

I'm just curious about how you came to do that. Was it on a dare?

Totally disgusting.

muse said...

Are you blogging or bugging? I love sound of stamping on the big black things.

Now you'll never turst me. but at least I don't scream for help. I just call for heavy shoes.

Kahshe Cottager said...

We have their relatives the wood roaches here in cottage country. They go after wood so sometimes get in with the firewood. I saw the giant hissing cockroaches at the zoo ... those I would be running from!

If you would like to visit my Camera Critters, they are here and here.

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

I squashed it because it was easier to stomp on it with my bare foot than kill it with my sandal. They are extremely sneaky creatures and have a 6th sense for survival.

However, I must admit, that since then, I've gotten more adept at killing them with my sandals...