snake eats spider
January 23rd, 2016 by Off The Grid

Sharing a quick video I was fortunate enough to have been at the right place at the right time. This video was taken of a snake eating a spider out of its web over the summer. Looking back I saw that this post was still a draft! 😛 Enjoy!

 

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  • Today’s lesson: Snakes climb trees so look up once in a while. Don’t get between a spider and its 8 legged meal! lol
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hatchet jack the possum
January 15th, 2016 by Off The Grid

If you have been following the videos so far and listening to the podcast for a while you have heard me talk about Hatchet Jack the possum. He is a regular just outside my off grid camper. It seems as though he comes out almost nightly to see what is on special at the buffet found in my compost pile of black gold garden soil. This one night I got in kind of late, put my LED headlamp on and as I turned around I saw a small pair od beady little eyes staring at me from high up in the trees. At first I thought it was one of those cute little baby owls I have seen out here. They are small at about the size of a jar of peanut butter. The thing was this was no owl! It was Hatchet Jack the crazy possum I have heard wandering in the woods right close to the off grid camper. He has genuinely scared me a few times but it looks as though this time he climbed a tree to possibly evade one of the local foxes out here. He was up about 20 feet or so off the ground and from the looks of it in a tree that was not that sturdy for the pleasantly plump possum. The next morning Hatchet Jack was gone so I assume he made it safely back down the tree. I am sure we have not heard the last of him and he will soon be back to sample viddles from my compost pile.. the buffet is always good apparently!

 

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  • Today’s lesson: In the concrete jungles of a city you have pidgins.. out here off grid we have POSSUMS in the trees!
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tree no bark
January 8th, 2016 by Off The Grid

Here is that video of the strange tree in the middle of the woods with no bark that was supposed to be posted yesterday. Its an odd tree because at the base you can see that it is actually one tree split growing as two trees. It did not look like an animal or any insects took the bark off so I curiosity was peeked. Sorry about not having this cool video up with yesterday’s podcast Episode 86: Listener Feedback and Strange Things in the Woods. Enjoy! 🙂

 

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  • Today’s lesson: When you are out exploring in the woods stop to look around once in a while to see what you find.
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snake eats spider
September 24th, 2015 by Off The Grid

Have you ever seen a snake climb a tree or eat a spider? If not then keep reading and listen to today’s episode of Off The Grid Podcast because I just saw a little gardener snake eat a spider out of its web! Ok this might sound like scene out of a horror movie but this is real life and I was fortunate enough to have captured it on video. Since my short yet adventurous journey from the suburbs to out here living off the grid I have seen a lot of natures wonders. Many huge insects, birds, frogs, lizards, salamanders, bats, possum, foxes, deer, you name it! As the saying goes just when you think you have seen it all.. Well let me back up a bit and start from the beginning.

snake eats spider 2I stepped out of the off grid camper on a nice sunny Saturday, grabbed a shovel, and started digging for a new compost pile when I was surprised by a snake that went out on a limb to eat a spider. I just started digging when out of the corner of my eye I saw a little green snake to my right that had climbed up a tree about 3 feet off the ground. There was a huge spider about the size of your thumb doing its thing in the web when the two gladiators clashed. Im not sure what kind of spider it was but as luck would have it the very next day the same kind of spider took over the old spider’s web so I got a pic for you guys. This ambitious little green gardener snake had climbed a tree, literally went out on a limb, and ate a spider right out of its web! This truly was one of natures great David and Goliath moments. Unfortunately the spider lot this round in the wilds of here off the grid outside of my camper.

I was grateful to have been at the right place at the right time to have witnessed this because it truly was a spectacle only to be seen here off grid in the forest. If you want to watch the snake with the spider in its mouth then check out the video for today’s episode of Off The Grid Podcast on YouTube here. As you can see in the video the snake continued to climb up about 6 feet up the tree after its arachnid mid day snack. It was orange, brown, yellow and black measuring about the size of a thumb. Does anybody know what kind of spider this is?

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  • Today’s lesson: Look up at the tree branches above because snakes do climb trees and eat spiders! lol
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