I spend many hours on the trails. I have seen all kinds of wildlife and often don't have a camera. On the rare occasions that I do, I have captured some interesting moments on the same day in Point Mugu State Park. Check these out:
|Tarantula Hawk||On a gear testing hike Jonathan Stewart and I
encountered the Tarantula Hawk. It had already paralyzed the
tarantula and was in the process of dragging it off the trail so it can
lay a single egg on the tarantula. Once the egg hatches, the
paralyzed tarantula is eaten alive by the larva until it matures into a
Video of the Tarantula Hawk in action.
|Southern Pacific Rattlesnake||On the same hike mentioned above Jonathon had a close
encounter with this large rattlesnake. He was very warm and high
strung. We moved him off the trail so others would not be alarmed.
Video of the rattlesnake:
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