Although we have found many strange things out here in rural Missouri, we often forget about the unusual images that nature often imposes on us. Nature, in many ways has changed. Bugs are getting bigger, some smaller creatures are seldom seen anymore, and different related species are starting to breed with each other such as the black snakes and copperheads.

Crypto-zoological finds that make no sense, belong to no known group of animals, and show up in the oddest places are present in the news right along with extraterrestrials and UFO’s.

We were out the other night. It was the first night in a long time. We will have results of that trip shortly, but we wanted to share you an unexpected find in nature. Richard almost became a close friend of this spider. He was a little bigger than a silver dollar and his web so big that all of it didn’t make it into the camera lens area. The web, itself was over four foot tall and even wider.

As much as we think we know what we will find in the night, there are occasions that we will blunder into something that nature has control of.